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Read online The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet Everyone knows the story of Elizabeth and Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice But what about their sister Mary At the conclusion of Jane Austen s classic novel Mary bookish awkward and by all accounts unmarriageable is sentenced to a dull provincial existence in the backwaters of Britain Now master storyteller Colleen McCullough rescues Mary from her dreary fate with The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet a page turning sequel set twenty years after Austen s novel closes The story begins as the neglected Bennet sister is released from the stultifying duty of caring for her insufferable mother Though many would call a woman of Mary s age a spinster she has blossomed into a beauty to rival that of her famed sisters Her violet eyes and perfect figure bewitch the eligible men in the neighborhood but though her family urges her to marry romance and frippery hold no attraction Instead she is determined to set off on an adventure of her own Fired with zeal by the newspaper letters of the mysterious Argus she resolves to publish a book about the plight of England s poor Plunging from one predicament into another Mary finds herself stumbling closer to long buried secrets unanticipated dangers and unlooked for romance Meanwhile the other dearly loved characters of Pride and Prejudice fret about the missing Mary while they contend with difficulties of their own Darcy s political ambitions consume his ardor and he bothers with Elizabeth only when the impropriety of her family seems to threaten his career Lydia wild and charming as ever drinks and philanders her way into dire straits Kitty a young widow of means occupies herself with gossip and shopping and Jane naive and trusting as ever spends her days ministering to her crop of boys and her adoring if not entirely faithful husband Yet with the shadowy and mysterious figure of Darcy s right hand man Ned Skinner lurking at every corner it is clear that all is not what it seems at idyllic Pemberley As the many threads of McCullough s masterful plot come together shocking truths are revealed love both old and new is tested and all learn the value of true independence in a novel for every woman who has wanted to leave her mark on the world by Colleen McCullough

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The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet
Title:The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet
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Number of Pages:337
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Romance, Historical
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