The Resource Longbourn, Jo Baker

Longbourn, Jo Baker

Label
Longbourn
Title
Longbourn
Statement of responsibility
Jo Baker
Creator
Subject
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
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Title
Longbourn
Creator
Contributor
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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Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10218711
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
novels
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
By Jo Baker
Label
Longbourn, Jo Baker
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • ALL_BRANCHES
  • ALL_BRANCHES
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
828483981
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780385351232
Lccn
2013016430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
  • .b16745243
  • .b16745243
System control number
(OCoLC)828483981

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