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Longbourn

By Jo Baker

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. 

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Baker, Jo
Summary: A novel whose principal characters are the servants in Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice.
Title: Longbourn / Jo Baker.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013]
Subject: Household employees -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Families -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780385351232 (hbk.) 0385351232 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: F Baker
Oclc: 828483981
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Bib Id: 455115

Format: Book
Author: Baker, Jo
Summary: A novel whose principal characters are the servants in Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice.
Title: Longbourn / Jo Baker.
Edition: First American edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013]
Description: 331 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Household employees -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Other Author: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Pride and prejudice
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso.
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
LCCN: 2013016430
ISBN: 9780385351232 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0385351232 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: F Baker