Longbourn Author Jo Baker
ISBN-10 0345806972
ISBN-13 9780345806970
Year 2014-06-17
Pages 331
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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A New York Times Book ReviewNotable Book a Seattle Times Best Title a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book a Miami Herald Favorite Book and a Kirkus Best Book of the YearThe servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice While Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters fuss over balls and husbands Sarah their orphaned housemaid is beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class When a new footman arrives at Longbourn under mysterious circumstances the carefully choreographed world she has known all her life threatens to be completely perhaps irrevocably upended Mentioned only fleetingly in Jane Austens classic here Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Regency England and in doing so uncovers the real world of the novel that has captivated readers hearts around the world for generations

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