A Novel
Author(s): Katharine Grant
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2014
Product Number: EB00531826
Released: Aug 28, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780805099935
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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"Extremely impressive . . . . A wonderful read from a born storyteller." —Chris Cleave, New York Times bestselling author of Little Bee "A wicked sense of humor . . . . Subversive and thrilling . . . It will keep you up all night." —The New York Times Book Review "Like Jane Austen on crack cocaine . . . . A triumph of wit and brio." —The Scotsman An unforgettable historical tale of piano playing, passions, and female power The setting of Sedition by Katharine Grant: London, 1794. The problem: Four nouveau rich fathers with five marriageable daughters. The plan: The young women will learn to play the piano, give a concert for young Englishmen who have titles but no fortunes, and will marry very well indeed. The complications: The lascivious (and French) piano teacher; the piano maker's jealous (and musically gifted) daughter; the one of these marriageable daughters with a mating plan of her own. While it might be a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a title and no money must be in want of a fortune, what does a sexually awakened young woman want? In her wickedly alluring romp through the late-Georgian London, Italian piano making, and tightly-fitted Polonaise gowns, Katharine Grant has written a startling and provocative debut.