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The Resource Longbourn

Longbourn

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Longbourn
Title
Longbourn
Statement of responsibility
By Jo Baker
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Language
eng
Summary
• Pride and Prejudice was only half the story • If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she'd most likely be a sight more careful with them. In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants' hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended. Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Jane Austen's classic--into the often overlooked domain of the stern housekeeper and the starry-eyed kitchen maid, into the gritty daily particulars faced by the lower classes in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars--and, in doing so, creates a vivid, fascinating, fully realized world that is wholly her own. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide
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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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
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930
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Longbourn
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:e9e9e03b-2902-45d1-91ae-d68a75405799
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385351249
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Longbourn
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e9e9e03b-2902-45d1-91ae-d68a75405799
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385351249
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
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