Longbourn

Product Number: EB00161568
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385351249
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

Pride and Prejudice was only half the story If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she'd most likely be a sight more careful with them. 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. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

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Author(s): Jo Baker
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 08, 2013

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Author(s): Jo Baker
Narrator(s): Emma Fielding
Product Number Z100044614
Released: Oct 08, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780804149433

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