The Bennet family of Pride and Prejudice fame had five daughters, three of them important to the plot of the original novel. In Mary's Story the middle daughter speaks from her point of view, telling the original story as she experienced it while revealing her character. Mary has two suitors completely unsuspected by her family and, after the marriages of her three more popular sisters, marries the man who will free her from the repression of being the middle sister.
About the Author
Jane Austen was the premiere author of romance novels in the English Regency period, the time of the wars against Napoleon. She wrote about the types of people she knew well in such novels as Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility.