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The Resource Longbourn, Jo Baker

Longbourn, Jo Baker

Label
Longbourn
Title
Longbourn
Statement of responsibility
Jo Baker
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The servants at Longbourn estate, only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen's classic, take center stage in Jo Baker's lively, cunning new novel. Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall, the carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended. From the stern but soft-hearted housekeeper to the starry-eyed kitchen maid, these new characters come vividly to life in this already beloved world
Summary
Using Pride and Prejudice’s familiar setting and characters, Baker tells a very different story of family, love and self-discovery. Bold and intelligent, Sarah is an orphaned housemaid whose days are filled with hard, body-punishing work. Baker doesn’t sugar-coat. A beautiful, uplifting novel full of mystery, hope and romance. Highly recommended for Austen fans and historical fiction readers. -- Jenifer May for LibraryReads
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10218711
Cataloging source
WRS
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
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930
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Longbourn, Jo Baker
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20102471
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
543 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804121149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn859776630
  • (OCoLC)859776630
Label
Longbourn, Jo Baker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20102471
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
543 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804121149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn859776630
  • (OCoLC)859776630

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