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The Resource Longbourn, Jo Baker

Longbourn, Jo Baker

Label
Longbourn
Title
Longbourn
Statement of responsibility
Jo Baker
Creator
Contributor
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
Summary
A reimagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" from the perspectives of its below-stairs servants captures the drama of the Bennet household from the sideline viewpoint of Sarah, an orphaned housemaid
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Tone
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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
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Jo
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1775-1817
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Austen, Jane
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Longbourn, Jo Baker
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
ocn829988666
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
560 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804121149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829988666
Label
Longbourn, Jo Baker
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
ocn829988666
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
560 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804121149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829988666

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