The Resource Longbourn, Jo Baker

Longbourn, Jo Baker

Label
Longbourn
Title
Longbourn
Statement of responsibility
Jo Baker
Title variation
  • Longbourn
  • Longbourn
Title variation remainder
  • pride and prejudice, the servants' story
  • pride & prejudice, the servants' story
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Author
Subject
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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Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Longbourn, Jo Baker
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Longbourn, Jo Baker
Publication
Copyright
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah thought, she would be more careful not to trudge through muddy fields. It is wash-day for the housemaids at Longbourn House, and Sarah's hands are chapped and bleeding. Domestic life below stairs, ruled tenderly and forcefully by Mrs Hill the housekeeper, is about to be disturbed by the arrival of a new footman smelling of the sea, and bearing secrets. For in Georgian England, there is a world the young ladies in the drawing room will never know, a world of poverty, love, and brutal war
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ocn840431882
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9781448170159
Isbn Type
(ePub ebook)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857522016
  • (OCoLC)840431882

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