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The Resource Longbourn

Longbourn

Label
Longbourn
Title
Longbourn
Statement of responsibility
Jo Baker
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Subject
Genre
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
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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Audio characteristic
Award
  • Library Journal Best Audio: Fiction
  • RUSA Listen List, 2014.
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Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
823.92
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930
PerformerNote
Read by Emma Fielding
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Target audience
adult
Label
Longbourn
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
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electronic
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Isbn
9780804149433
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Label
Longbourn
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a463853f-0cc3-42f9-a3ad-1932d85ca8cf
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9780804149433
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not applicable
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not applicable
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other
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  • remote
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Library Locations

    • Bellaire City LibraryBorrow it
      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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