Mrs. Bennet Has Her Say

Mrs. Bennet Has Her Say

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"1785 was to be the most marvelous year of Marianne's life, until an unfortunate turn of events left her in a compromised state and desperate for a husband to care--or rather cover--for her. Now, stuck in an undesirable marriage to Mr. Edward Bennet, who is desperate in his own way for a male heir, and still carrying a smoldering desire for the handsome Colonel Miller, Mrs. Bennet must find ways to avoid her husband's lascivious advances until she is once again reunited with her dashing Colonel. Except that the best-laid plans of a woman in good standing can so often go awry, especially when her contrary husband has plans and desires of his own . . . Filled with audacious wit and hilarious surprises, this debut novel is an honest, smart, and satirical look at love, marriage, and the beloved Bennet family from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, as you've never seen them before . . "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, ©2015
ISBN: 9780425278437
Branch Call Number: JUSKA
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jane 1775-1817 Pride and prejudice


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Apr 10, 2016

This is another take on the lives of Pride and Prejudice characters, this time looking at the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet early in their marriage. The author’s afterword implies that she wanted to give a more sympathetic view of Mrs. Bennet, but the book really failed in that regard. Mrs. Bennet comes across as superficial and foolish as she does in Pride and Prejudice. The timeline also seems very off, with Mr. Collins being the same age here as he is in Pride and Prejudice. And while Mrs. Bennet is never given an age in Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen didn’t seem to imply that Mrs. Bennet was a woman in her early thirties when that book takes place.

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