Oct 192015

Mrs. Bennet Has Her SayThe Price of Marrying Without Affection...

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

What prompted Mrs. Bennet to marry Mr. Bennet? Was their marriage always one of disinterest and little affection?

These are just some of the things I sometimes wonder about Bennets. Jane Austen paints their marriage as one of unhappiness, inequality, and discontent.  Was there ever a time of happiness and hope?  I was so glad when I discovered that someone published a story about Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. I was even more pleased when I discovered that the story was fully comprised of letters and diary entries. And not only does Mrs. Bennet have her say in this book, but Mr. Bennet does too, as the diary entries are from him! With Mrs. Bennet’s letters to her sister and Mr. Bennet’s diary entries readers can observe their honest thoughts, candid feelings, and private experiences. But readers should be warned that the content of these letters are at times very shocking, bawdy, and a bit unseemly. It would appear that the act of physical congress is often the topic of choice in both Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s communications… (Recommended for Mature Audiences) Continue reading »