The Resource Mary B : a novel, Katherine J. Chen

Mary B : a novel, Katherine J. Chen

Label
Mary B : a novel
Title
Mary B
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Katherine J. Chen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The awkward middle child of five, Mary Bennet, who loses herself in the secret pleasures of reading and writing in 19th-century England, soon discovers that her fictional creations are no match for the very real scandal, tragedy and romance that come into her life
Writing style
Character
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10677121
Cataloging source
PUL
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1990-
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Chen, Katherine J.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H4485
LC item number
M37 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1775-1817
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Austen, Jane
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True
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Courtship
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • Courtship
  • Sisters
Target audience
adult
Label
Mary B : a novel, Katherine J. Chen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An untold story of Pride and Prejudice"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003489333
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399592218
Lccn
2017033802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028370082
System control number
(OCoLC)1003489333
Label
Mary B : a novel, Katherine J. Chen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An untold story of Pride and Prejudice"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003489333
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399592218
Lccn
2017033802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028370082
System control number
(OCoLC)1003489333

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