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The Resource Mary B : a novel, Katherine Chen

Mary B : a novel, Katherine Chen

Label
Mary B : a novel
Title
Mary B
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Chen
Title variation
Mary B
Title variation remainder
a novel : an untold story of Pride and prejudice
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is to be done with Mary Bennet? She possesses neither the beauty of her eldest sister, Jane, nor the high-spirited wit 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
DLC
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1990-
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Chen, Katherine J.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1775-1817
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Austen, Jane
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True
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Courtship
  • Sisters
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Mary B : a novel, Katherine Chen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An untold story of Pride and Prejudice"--Dust 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
000060712222
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399592225
Lccn
2017033802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003489333
Label
Mary B : a novel, Katherine Chen
Publication
Note
"An untold story of Pride and Prejudice"--Dust 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
000060712222
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399592225
Lccn
2017033802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003489333

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