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Mary B : a novel / Katherine J. Chen.

Chen, Katherine J., 1990- (author.). Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 Pride and prejudice. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780399592218
  • ISBN: 0399592210
  • Physical Description: 322 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]

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"An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice"--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
The overlooked middle sister in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice casts off her prim exterior and takes center stage in this fresh retelling of the classic novel. I will tell you the story of how I knew myself to be plain and therefore devoid of the one virtue which it behooves every woman to have. What is to be done with Mary Bennet? She possesses neither the beauty of her eldest sister, Jane, nor the high-spirited charm of second-born Lizzy. Even compared to her frivolous younger siblings, Kitty and Lydia, Mary knows she is lacking in the ways that matter for single, not-so-well-to-do women in nineteenth-century England who must secure their futures through the finding of a husband. As her sisters wed, one by one, Mary pictures herself growing old, a spinster with no estate to run or children to mind, dependent on the charity of others. At least she has the silent rebellion and secret pleasures of reading and writing to keep her company. But even her fictional creations are no match for the scandal, tragedy, and romance that eventually visit Mary's own life. In Mary B, readers are transported beyond the center of the ballroom to discover that wallflowers are sometimes the most intriguing guests at the party. Beneath Mary's plain appearance and bookish demeanor simmers an inner life brimming with passion, humor, and imagination--and a voice that demands to be heard. Set before, during, and after the events of Pride and Prejudice, Katherine J. Chen's vividly original debut novel pays homage to a beloved classic while envisioning a life that is difficult to achieve in any era: that of a truly independent woman.
Subject: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Pride and prejudice > Adaptations.
Courtship > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Historical fiction.

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