Which Bennet sister from Pride and Prejudice are you?

Every Pride and Prejudice fan has a favourite Bennet sister, but are you more like witty Elizabeth or headstrong Lydia? Take our quiz and find out.

17/01/2020

Intelligent and strong-willed Elizabeth, caring Jane or bubbly Lydia, every Pride and Prejudice fan has a favourite Bennet sister. But that favourite is rarely Mary, the middle sister and the plainest of them all. In her novel The Other Bennet Sister, Janice Hadlow imagines another side to Mary Bennet, who in Austen’s novel is prim, pious and seemingly unlovable. An introvert in a family of extroverts, a disappointment to her mother, fearful of her father, and so different to her sisters – it’s no wonder Mary turns to books for company and education to give her life meaning. But Mary will find that there is hope for her too. Witty and uplifting, the book will make you feel – and cheer – for Mary as you never have before. 

You may have a favourite Bennet sister, but have you ever wondered which sister you most resemble? Take our quiz and find out.

 

 

In this episode of Book Break, Emma talks to Janice Hadlow about some of Jane Austen's most unpopular charactrs, and why we should give them a second chance. 

The Other Bennet Sister

by Janice Hadlow

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Mary is the plainest of the five Bennet sisters, so what hope could there be for her future? As she watches her sisters get married one by one, it seems Mary is destined to live out her life at Longbourn with only her books for company, until her father dies and the house is inherited by the reviled Mr Collins. But when that day finally comes, there might be hope for Mary after all . . .

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