Mary Brunton was a Scottish novelist. She was a direct contemporary of Jane Austen’s and wrote two published novels, one of which the Austen family is known to have read and enjoyed. Like many of her fellow novelists, she also recorded bits and pieces of daily life in a journal. The success of Brunton's novels seems to have lain in combining a strongly moral, religious stance with events that broke the rules of society. And as Fay Weldon wrote: "Improving the Brunton novels may be, but what fun they are to read, rich in invention, ripe with incident, shrewd in comment, and erotic in intention and fact."
The novel “Discipline” narrates the heroine’s spiritual autobiography. Main heroine - Ellen Percy is a young, beautiful heiress – infuriatingly selfish and thoughtless, and because of her pride prone to mistreat the worthiest people. The story generally devoted to the inner moral contradictions, difficult life decisions and conclusions. Moreover, it refers to the anti-slavery movement, the sabbath-breaking controversy, and pressing questions of the religious revival. Take your time and meet a great representation of life's drama within an intriguing plot!