The Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennett's Pride and Prejudice

by Jennifer Paynter | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781477848883 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Tanumine of Råholt, Akershus fylke Norway on 8/9/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by Tanumine from Råholt, Akershus fylke Norway on Wednesday, August 9, 2023
The third Bennet sister, Mary, steps into the spotlight in this graceful retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

As a middle child flanked by two pairs of closely bonded sisters, marginalized by her mother, and ridiculed by her father, Mary Bennet feels isolated within her own family. She retreats to her room to read and play the pianoforte and, when obliged to mix in society, finds it safer to quote platitudes from books rather than express her real opinions. She also finds it safer to befriend those who are socially “beneath” her. When wealthy Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley glide into her sisters’ lives, Mary becomes infatuated with an impoverished young musician, the son of her old wet-nurse, who plays the fiddle at the Meryton assemblies.

It is only after her sisters tease her about her “beau with the bow” that Mary is forced to examine her real feelings and confront her own brand of pride and prejudice.

An elegant accompaniment to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, The Forgotten Sister plucks the neglected Mary from obscurity and beautifully reveals her hopes and dreams.

Journal Entry 2 by Tanumine at Råholt, Akershus fylke Norway on Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Started this the other day.
Will make it a book ring when I'm finished. Jannike was interested as reader number one.

Journal Entry 3 by Tanumine at Råholt, Akershus fylke Norway on Sunday, September 3, 2023
Finished yesterday. I think it started well, but lost some of the "old feeling" as the story developed. Still a refreshing view on a possible turn of events. Will give it to Jannike next time we meet up.

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