The Forgotten Sister: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice

Louise Hathaway
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In The Forgotten Sister, the drawing rooms of the Regency era are opened for us to view the world where Jane Austen left off when she wrote Pride and Prejudice. This novel is about Mary Bennet, the plain middle daughter, as she compares herself to her beautiful sisters, tries to get her father to notice her, falls in love, becomes a writer, and ultimately a champion for those less fortunate. Told in her revealing diary entries, we see Mary develop from a petulant teenager to a woman who learns that there is a wider world outside of the confines of Pemberley and the Bennet family. What makes The Forgotten Sister different from other books written about Pride and Prejudice is its depiction of the social history in Britain during the nineteenth century as seen through Mary's eyes.
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 Louise Hathaway is a pen name of a husband and wife writing team. They write in several different genres including murder mystery; romance, travel, time travel, and literary criticism.

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Louise Hathaway
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Published on
Jan 11, 2015
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Pages
57
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ISBN
9781310916656
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Literary
History / Social History
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