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Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton

Label
Lilli de Jong : a novel
Title
Lilli de Jong
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Janet Benton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1883 Philadelphia, Quaker schoolteacher Lilli de Jong finds herself faced with a seemingly impossible task: how can she keep her infant daughter after being cast out by her family, abandoned by her fiancé, and rejected by society? After the unexpected death of her beloved mother, a prominent Quaker in their Germantown community, Lilli de Jong's once-orderly life becomes increasingly unrecognizable. Her father eschews their faith by marrying a cousin from outside their religious community, and Lilli is forced to forfeit her position as a teacher. Shortly thereafter, her brother and her fiancé, Johann, leave for Pittsburgh to try their luck at the ironworks, promising to send for Lilli once they establish themselves. After succumbing to passion the night before Johann's departure, Lilli soon finds herself unwed and pregnant, the subject of scandal. Retreating to a charitable home for wronged women, Lilli intends to give her daughter up for adoption. But when she grasps the Dickensian life awaiting Charlotte as the castoff of an unmarried woman, Lilli resolves that whatever their future may be, mother and child must stay together. And so she embarks upon the herculean task of providing for herself and her daughter, while at every turn the pair are beset by judgment, misogyny, and misunderstanding. Lilli de Jong is a historical saga, an intimate romance, and a lasting testament to the transformative power of motherhood"--
Summary
Banished from her Quaker home and teaching job after being abandoned by her lover, a pregnant woman gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia and refuses to give the child up, braving moral condemnation and poverty in her resolve to support her baby
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562230
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton
Instantiates
Publication
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
950724431
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780385541459
Lccn
2016012853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950724431
Label
Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton
Publication
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
950724431
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780385541459
Lccn
2016012853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950724431

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