Mary B: A Novel: An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice

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Mary B: A Novel: An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice

Mary B: A Novel: An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice

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This is a sprightly novel full of wit, and Ms Chen delivers her tale with a light touch and wonderful character descriptions. The plaque gives a brief account of the ships history, while the weathervane depicts her in silhouette.

In giving Mary Bennet a resonant voice of her own, Chen has fashioned a luminous and enlightening novel that will entrance even, or especially, those who have not read Jane Austen's masterpiece. This would make it less suitable for a younger teenager who may have studied Austen and be reading around the author.I was looking forward to reading this, I like stories about the other Bennet girls and what could of happen to them. I urged Mary to be strong but also have read many a book where any of our heroines have given in to have a memory or change of fleeting happiness. But even her fictional creations are no match for the scandal, tragedy, and romance that eventually visit Mary's own life. She said goodbye to Jerry and rang back her mum to ask if she "was in trouble" and if her "phone would be taken off" her. Pamela said in her statement that while Mary was not crying or shouting, she "could tell she was upset" and "could hear trains in the background".

Chen tried to make it seem like Lizzy was little more than a pretty face and downplayed her love for her family, her kindness, her intelligence, and her depth of emotion. really bad Pride and Prejudice fanfiction, written by someone who clearly has a bone to pick with Lizzy.If I could let go of the perfection of the central relationship, the 'happy ever after' and ideal partnership it enshrines, I might be able to let myself consider Chen's alternative a possibility. I think there is a story here, in a middle sister overlooked at either end of a large family, blessed with smarts and no looks, making a good life for herself [although we got that peripherally with Charlotte Lucas], but mapping it over Pride and Prejudice forces the reader to contrast Austen's wit, sharp observation of real human traits, and their complexities, with the melodramatic turns and the tendency toward put-upon whining in this book. You could see why Mary would be attracted to him, and why he would ultimately choose Charlotte (although the book never actually explains this, my guess is his pride). As so many other reviews indicate, if you are attached to the Bennetts, then you may not be satisfied with this book. Lizzie Bennet becomes a hypocrite and a whiner (actually, everyone whines), Mary an object of pity as her sisters, harridans and idiots by turn, torment her for her philosophical and poetic interests as well as her terrible looks.

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