Maria Lucas: A Short Story in the Personages of Pride & Prejudice Collection
By Jennifer Becton
Published: November 26, 2010.
In this continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Maria Lucas marries Mr. Jonas Card in an attempt to extricate herself and her sister Charlotte from a dire financial situation. Mr. Card loves Maria and has vowed to woo her. Alas, she views him only in friendly terms. But through a series of unexpected events, Mr. Card succeeds in wooing his wife without saying a word. (5000 word story)