The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

Version: Unabridged
Author: Colleen McCullough
Narrator: Jen Taylor
Genres: Romance, Literature, Historical Fiction
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: January 2012
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 39 minutes
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Readers of "Pride and Prejudice" will remember that there were five Bennet sisters. Lizzy Bennet married Mr. Darcy, Jane Bennet married Mr. Bingley--but what became of the middle daughter, Mary? Now, twenty years on, Jane has a happy marriage and large family; Lizzy and Mr. Darcy now have a formidable social reputation; Lydia has a reputation of quite another kind; Kitty is much in demand in London's parlors and ballrooms; but what of Mary? Mary is quietly celebrating her independence, having nursed her ailing mother for many years. She decides to write a book to bring the plight of the poor to everyone's attention. But with more resolve than experience, as she sets out to travel around the country, it's not only her family who are concerned about her...

Author Details

Author Details

McCullough, Colleen

"Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysiologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her writing career began with the publication of Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international bestseller. The author of nine other novels, McCullough has also written lyrics for musical theater. She lives on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific with her husband, Ric Robinson."