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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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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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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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Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10218711
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
930
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PR6102.A57
LC item number
L66 2013
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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
Note
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
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
21036521
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
331 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780385351232
Lccn
2013016430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Longbourn, Jo Baker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
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
21036521
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
331 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780385351232
Lccn
2013016430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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