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The Other Bennet Sister

– tekijä: Janice Hadlow

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"What if Mary Bennet's life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Austen fans. Ultimately, Mary's journey is like that taken by every Austen heroine. She learns that she can only expect joy when she has accepted who she really is. She must throw off the false expectations and wrong ideas that have combined to obscure her true nature and prevented her from what makes her happy. Only when she undergoes this evolution does she have a chance at finding fulfillment; only then does she have the clarity to recognize her partner when he presents himself--and only at that moment is she genuinely worthy of love. Mary's destiny diverges from that of her sisters. It does not involve broad acres or landed gentry. But it does include a man; and, as in all Austen novels, Mary must decide whether he is the truly the one for her. In The Other Bennet Sister, Mary is a fully rounded character--complex, conflicted, and often uncertain; but also vulnerable, supremely sympathetic, and ultimately the protagonist of an uncommonly satisfying debut novel"--… (lisätietoja)

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Heard author speak. Interesting ideas about what make Mary into the character in Pride & Prejudice. ( )
  MarianneAudio | Aug 15, 2020 |
I love a good Pride and Prejudice spinoff, or a modernized Austen in general, so of course I wanted to read The Other Bennet Sister! This spinoff tells the story of forgotten middle sister Mary Bennet.

The beginning of the novel answers the same questions raised in Mary B, and in reading P&P itself:

Why doesn’t Mr Bennet have more time for the daughter who tries so hard to be sensible? Why don’t Mr. Collins and Mary get married, when they would so clearly live happily ever after?

The familiar, beloved characters from the original stay strong and consistent. Mrs. Bennet suffers endlessly from her nerves and from daughters not taking her advice. Caroline Bingley is still a mean girl, and an expert at bitchy zingers just subtle enough to miss nearby men. I really enjoyed Charlotte giving Mary advice about marriage for plain women without a lot of money. We also get to see a bit more of the Gardiners.

Unfortunately, this story is just so slow-moving. The beginning is slow because it's a scene-by-scene, almost word-for-word recounting of Pride and Prejudice. The later chapters are just slow. I really wanted to see Mary pursued by eligible young men, but I found myself skimming pages of Mary and her suitors t discussing plans to lend a book or a magazine, actually meeting to lend the book, making plans to meet again to discuss the reading, entreating the other to share their thoughts, expounding on Art and Feeling, etc. etc. Even the most dramatic scenes drag on. (And we're over a month into quarantine here in Boston, I've got loads of reading time.) About 12% of the book is about deciding whether to take a hike and then taking the hike, and I know this because I kept looking at the percentage read on my Kindle. That's never a good sign.

The story follows some of the beats of P&P, although slowly, including a trip to the lakes with the Gardiners. (Mary notes that Jane and Elizabeth both escaped to their aunt, so why shouldn't she do the same?) Lady Catherine's visit to Elizabeth, demanding to know if Darcy has really proposed, is echoed in Caroline Bingley demanding to know if Mary has received a proposal. There are also cute references to Austen passages here and there.

At times, this was unpleasantly slow-moving, but I really enjoyed Mary coming into her own, within the constraints of an unmarried woman without a private income. ( )
  TheFictionAddiction | Aug 12, 2020 |
Mary, the Bennet sister that few people gave much thought to, finally gets her own story. Ms Hadlow brings Mary to life and makes her someone we cheer for and would like to know. Mary finds her true voice, her courage to be herself, and her happy ending. A book I would recommend to Austin fans. ( )
  lmsgirl | Aug 7, 2020 |
“The Other Bennett Sister” allows readers to imagine what the life of Mary Bennett might have been like. Of the Bennett sisters in the original and famous Austen novel, Mary plays the most unobtrusive role. This book is totally devoted to this obscure sister. Divided into four parts, the book shows the progress of Mary from the scholarly, ignored young woman, to a strong and insightful mature lady, sure of herself, her unique gifts, and her role in society.

Although the book seemed slow at times, I still wanted to read on to find our what happened to our heroine. I disliked her willingness to be subjugated and verbally abused by her family at the start of the book. However, Mary is vindicated as her character develops and she finds her welcome place in her aunt’s attractive and comfortable house, in the heart of London’s witty society. “Janeites” will certainly appreciate this addition to the Austen cannon.

I received this book from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. ( )
  LadyoftheLodge | May 26, 2020 |
I knew I’d never match the other vivacious, beautiful sisters in Pride and Prejudice. My identity was much closer to the bookish Mary. Not that my mother ever scorned me because I needed eye spectacles, but because if left to my own entertainment, I’d much rather be reading and learning than to participate in social chitchat. I spent the first half of the book watching Mary and worrying about her choices, knowing they weren’t in her best interests. Halfway through the book, with the support of her mother’s sister in London, Mary came into her own and, of course, all ended well. Well written in the style of Jane Austin, it doesn’t quite have the social satire Austin’s writings emit, but still it’s a good story about the forgotten Bennet sister. ( )
  brangwinn | Apr 19, 2020 |
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"What if Mary Bennet's life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Austen fans. Ultimately, Mary's journey is like that taken by every Austen heroine. She learns that she can only expect joy when she has accepted who she really is. She must throw off the false expectations and wrong ideas that have combined to obscure her true nature and prevented her from what makes her happy. Only when she undergoes this evolution does she have a chance at finding fulfillment; only then does she have the clarity to recognize her partner when he presents himself--and only at that moment is she genuinely worthy of love. Mary's destiny diverges from that of her sisters. It does not involve broad acres or landed gentry. But it does include a man; and, as in all Austen novels, Mary must decide whether he is the truly the one for her. In The Other Bennet Sister, Mary is a fully rounded character--complex, conflicted, and often uncertain; but also vulnerable, supremely sympathetic, and ultimately the protagonist of an uncommonly satisfying debut novel"--

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