- Copertina flessibile: 430 pagine
- Editore: Lake Union Publishing (14 gennaio 2014)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1477848886
- ISBN-13: 978-1477848883
- Peso di spedizione: 522 g
The Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennet's Pride and Prejudice (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 14 gen 2014
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Jennifer Paynter is the author of the plays God’s People, Balancing Act, and When Are We Going to Manly?, the last being nominated for a Sydney Theatre Critics’ Circle Award and the NSW Premiere’s Literary Award. Her plays have been produced in Sydney and Canberra and for ABC Radio, and her short story “The Sad Heart of Ruth” is an ABC Bicentennial Award winner. The Sydney Morning Herald hails the Australian edition of The Forgotten Sister as an “impressive literary achievement and a delightful read,” and the Brisbane Courier Mail says it “succeeds in inviting us back into the world of Longbourn and the Bennet family and their preoccupation with marriage, money and social class.” Paynter lives in Australia with her family.
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Mary's story, of course, is at the forefront. This book is told in the first person, and follows her from her childhood at Longborn, through new friendships in Bath and Meryton, and even delves into the world "down under". Her personal journey is an identifiable one, and was well worth my time. What I think is really telling, however, is how well Mary's voice made me reevaluate some, if you'll excuse the term, universally acknowledged truths about the Bennett clan. The reason we all read P&P repeatedly, and look for fan fiction, or read sequels, is because the characters of Elizabeth and Darcy are so enjoyable. However, in watching Elizabeth's actions from Mary's perspective, the author makes you question some of your preconceived notions on Elizabeth, and at times (ok, many times), I really didn't like her! Her actions were no different than Austen's Elizabeth, but this change of POV reminds you that reality is often in the eye of the beholder. Afterall, while Elizabeth may bask in the joy of her close relationships with her sister Jane and her father, how does that effect the rest of the family?
Overall, I found this very enjoyable and a refreshing change on the P&P novels widely distributed on Amazon. If I were able (if Amazon let me do halves), I'd be giving this 4.5 stars instead of 5, simply because there were a few places that I felt things starting to drag a little bit, particularly when the events started overlapping events from the original story. Nothing overly tedious, and these parts were still good, they just made things move a little slower than I like. Still, I was very pleased with Mary's story and was very happy that she found her not-so-traditional happy ending.
First, while many similar authors try to copy Jane Austen's writing style - with varying degrees of success - Paynter has used a first-person perspective and a style that more reminiscent of Jane Eyre. This is a decision that works well, making this very much Mary's story and not her sisters'. Secondly, Paynter doesn't retread the same ground, but expands on the themes that were only brushed on or alluded to in the original, like the class distinctions and Wickham's predatory relationship with young girls.
Paynter does take a few liberties with the Pride and Prejudice storyline that I wasn't overly thrilled with. For instance, Mary's interest in marrying Mr Collins is never brought up or alluded to, and there's a backstory to Lizzie's reaction to Darcy that I feel altered their relationship a little too much. There were flaws in Payton's storyline as well; the romance in particular flowed too easily, with Mary showing just a little too much comfort in crossing the class barriers. For a member of the landed gentry, it seemed unrealistic for her to acknowledge and pursue an attraction to Peter so quickly.
However, I enjoyed more about this novel than I didn't enjoy. Mr and Mrs Bennett's marital strife is fleshed out, as is Mary's poignant resentment and longing at being the fifth wheel among her sisters. I might be biased, but the final chapter regarding Australia might be my favorite and very appropriate for Mary. The colonies back then were for the outcasts and misfits, striking a fitting parallel with Mary's need to build a life away from her family. It was difficult and required sacrifice, but ultimately rewarding.
Overall, I would recommend it to Jane Austen fans who would like to see the old story from a new angle.
Not too soon, but this one will be perused again after a time.