The heiress : the revelations of Anne De Bourgh
Greeley, Molly, author.

The heiress : the revelations of Anne De Bourgh

Greeley, Molly, author.


Personal Author
Greeley, Molly, author.

Publication Information
New York : William Morrow, 2021.

Physical Description
357 pages ; 21 cm

A Pride and prejudice novel
Pride and prejudice novel.

Series Title
A Pride and prejudice novel
Pride and prejudice novel.

General Note
Based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

As a fussy baby, Anne de Bourgh’s doctor prescribed laudanum to quiet her, and now the young woman must take the opium-heavy tincture every day. Growing up sheltered and confined, removed from sunshine and fresh air, the pale and overly slender Anne grew up with few companions except her cousins, including Fitzwilliam Darcy. Throughout their childhoods, it was understood that Darcy and Anne would marry and combine their vast estates of Pemberley and Rosings. But Darcy does not love Anne or want her. After her father dies unexpectedly, leaving her his vast fortune, Anne has a moment of clarity: what if her life of fragility and illness isn’t truly real? What if she could free herself from the medicine that clouds her sharp mind and leaves her body weak and lethargic? Might there be a better life without the medicine she has been told she cannot live without? In a frenzy of desperation, Anne discards her laudanum and flees to the London home of her cousin, Colonel John Fitzwilliam, who helps her through her painful recovery. Yet once she returns to health, new challenges await. Shy and utterly inexperienced, the wealthy heiress must forge a new identity for herself, learning to navigate a season in society and the complexities of love and passion. The once wan, passive Anne gives way to a braver woman with a keen edge, leading to a powerful reckoning with the domineering mother determined to control Anne’s fortune . . . and her life. An extraordinary tale of one woman’s liberation, this novel reveals both the darkness and light in Austen’s world, with wit, sensuality, and a deeply compassionate understanding of the human heart.

Subject Term
Heiresses -- Fiction.
Young women -- Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Cousins -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.

Historical fiction.

Geographic Term
England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.

Added Author
Based on (work): Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Pride and prejudice.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
Wentworth PointBookF GREEWentworth PointAdult Fiction