Longbourn

Longbourn Author Jo Baker
ISBN-10 9780385351249
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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• 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.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 9780141974248
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'No sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she had hardly a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes ...' When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Murder at Longbourn

Murder at Longbourn Author Tracy Kiely
ISBN-10 1429954760
Year 2009-09-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Minotaur Books
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A die-hard fan of Jane Austen novels and the traditional English mystery, Tracy Kiely has combined elements of both for this truly delightful and witty debut. Planning New Year's resolutions to rid her life of all things unhealthy, Elizabeth Parker has dumped fatty foods, processed sugar, and her two-timing boyfriend. Indeed, the invitation to join her Aunt Winnie for a How to Host a Murder Party on New Year's Eve at Winnie's new Cape Cod B and B comes just in time. But when the local wealthy miser ends up the unscripted victim, Elizabeth must unearth old secrets and new motives in order to clear her beloved aunt of suspicion. The suspects include the town gossip, a haughty rich woman, and an antiques business owner much enamored of his benefactress, a Mrs. Kristell Dubois. If that isn't bad enough, Elizabeth must also contend with her childhood nemesis, Peter McGowan---a man she suspects has only matured in chronological years---and her suspicions about his family's interest in Winnie's inn. Yesterday, her only worry was of ever finding her Mr. Darcy. Now she has a murder to solve. Is it any wonder her resolution to achieve inner poise is in tatters? By reimagining characters and themes lifted from the treasured classic Pride and Prejudice, and crafting an expert, intricate mystery, Tracy Kiely has brought to life something very special: a new cozy series that is clever, vibrant, and utterly disarming.

Return to Longbourn

Return to Longbourn Author Shannon Winslow
ISBN-10 098902590X
Year 2013-02
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher
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What will happen to the Bennet females, now that Mr. Bennet has died? With Mr. Tristan Collins on his way from America to claim his property, Mrs. Bennet hatches her plan. The new heir to Longbourn simply must marry one of her daughters. Nothing else will do. Will it be Mary or Kitty singled out for this dubious honor? When the gentleman in question turns out to be quite a catch after all, the contest between the sisters is on. Who will be the next mistress of Longbourn? Darcy, Elizabeth, and the rest of the "Pride and Prejudice" cast are back as the socially awkward Mary emerges from the shadows to take center stage in Shannon Winslow's long-awaited sequel to her best-selling novel, "The Darcys of Pemberley." Many Austen fans have a soft spot in their hearts for Mary and wonder if she might have the hidden makings of a heroine. Now, in "Return to Longbourn," we learn what really makes her tick. Is she destined to be a governess forever, or will she overcomes the misfortune of being 'plain' to find love and her own happy ending?

From Lambton to Longbourn

From Lambton to Longbourn Author Abigail Reynolds
ISBN-10 0615148247
Year 2007-09-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher
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"Be that as it may, Elizabeth saw Darcy go with regret; and in this early example of what Lydia's infamy must produce, found additional anguish as she reflected on that wretched business." The tragedy of that fateful moment at the Lambton Inn is one of the most memorable scenes in Pride & Prejudice, leaving generations of readers to wonder how the outcome would have differed if Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy had chosen to speak their feelings rather than to assume the worst about the other. From Lambton to Longbourn gives Jane Austen's beloved characters a chance to reach out one last time before they part. As they create a new path forward, adventures and misunderstandings ensue as they learn about each other and the meaning of love. THE PEMBERLEY VARIATIONS by Abigail Reynolds is a series of novels exploring the roads not taken in Pride & Prejudice.

The Ladies of Longbourn

The Ladies of Longbourn Author Rebecca Ann Collins
ISBN-10 9781402234392
Year 2008-10-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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"A masterpiece that reaches the heart."— Beverley Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence The bestselling Pemberley Chronicles series continues the saga of the Darcys and Bingleys from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and introduces imaginative new characters. Anne-Marie Bradshaw is the granddaughter of Charles and Jane Bingley. Her father now owns Longbourn, the Bennet's estate in Hertfordshire. A young widow after a loveless marriage, Anne-Marie and her stepmother Anna, together with Charlotte Collins, widow of the unctuous Mr. Collins, are the Ladies of Longbourn. These smart, independent women challenge the conventional roles of women in the Victorian era, while they search for ways to build their own lasting legacies in an ever-changing world. The ladies find strength, companionship, and friendship together as they work to build a children's hospital, deal with a deadly outbreak of influenza, and help a gentle lady flee a violent and destructive marriage. Jane Austen's original characters - Darcy, Elizabeth, Bingley, and Jane - provide a framework of solid values and commentary to anchor a dramatic story full of wit and compassion. "Interesting stories, enduring themes, gentle humour, and lively dialogue."— Book News

From Longbourn to Pemberley First Year of the Seasons of Serendipity

From Longbourn to Pemberley  First Year of the Seasons of Serendipity Author Elizabeth Ann West
ISBN-10
Year 2015-04-25
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pemberley Possibilitis
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The Seasons of Serendipity are four years of imagined storyline for the Bennet daughters after supposing they lost their beloved father at the beginning of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From Longbourn to Pemberley traces the first year of their lives, as each daughter of Robert Bennet fights for her own happily ever after. This is a boxed set of the previously published A Winter Wrong, A Spring Sentiment, A Summer Shame, and An Autumn Accord designed specifically for readers who want to sit down and enjoy the story as one novel as the novellas were planned to fulfill a story arc this way.

Longbourn to London

Longbourn to London Author Linda Beutler
ISBN-10 1936009366
Year 2014-07-20
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher
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A courtship is a journey of discovery... ...but what do we know of the official betrothal of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet? We may assume there were awkward social events to navigate, tedious wedding arrangements to negotiate, and Bingley's toplofty sisters to accommodate. How did Darcy and Elizabeth manage these travails, and each other? Longbourn to London is not a Pride and Prejudice "what if," nor is it a sequel. Rather, it is an expansion of the betrothal of Jane Austen's favorite couple. We follow Lizzy's journey from spirited maiden scampering about the fields of Hertfordshire to nervous, blushing bride in Mayfair, where she learns the unexpected joys of marriage to a man as willing to be teased as she is to tease him. Join us as IPPY award-winning author Linda Beutler (2013 Silver Medal, Independent Publishers Awards, for The Red Chrysanthemum) imagines the betrothal and early honeymoon of Jane Austen's greatest couple. Includes mature content.

A Country Road A Tree

A Country Road  A Tree Author Jo Baker
ISBN-10 9781101947197
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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From the best-selling author of Longbourn, a remarkable imagining of Samuel Beckett’s wartime experiences. In 1939 Paris, the ground rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs-Élysées, and a young, unknown writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put them both in mortal danger by joining the Resistance. Through the years that follow, we are witness to the workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language to express a shattered world. A story of survival and determination, of spies and artists, passion and danger, A Country Road, A Tree is a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into one man’s timeless art.

Prom and Prejudice

Prom and Prejudice Author Elizabeth Eulberg
ISBN-10 9780545332552
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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From the much-buzzed-about author of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB (already blurbed by Stephenie Meyer, Lauren Myracle, and Jen Calonita), a prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date. After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn't interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be - especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London. Lizzie is happy about her friend's burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles's friend, Will Darcy, who's snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk - so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?

As sombras de Longbourn

As sombras de Longbourn Author Jo Baker
ISBN-10 9788580869552
Year 2014-03-13
Pages 456
Language pt
Publisher Editora Companhia das Letras
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Fãs de Jane Austen e de Downton Abbey vão se deliciar com a história dos empregados de Orgulho e Preconceito. Admiradora de Jane Austen, a romancista Jo Baker perguntava-se quem seriam aquelas presenças pontuais e quase inumanas que serviam à mesa ou entregavam um recado para os personagens de Orgulho e preconceito, um dos romances mais recontados em versões literárias desde a sua publicação, há duzentos anos. Por trás de cada descrição da toalete das irmãs Bennet havia certamente o trabalho de uma criada, e cada refeição servida implicava uma cozinheira, um mordomo para servi-la. Qual seria a história não contada desses personagens?As sombras de Longbourn é o romance dessas figuras invisíveis. Sob o comando da governanta e cozinheira sra. Hill, trabalham Sarah e Polly, duas jovens trazidas de um orfanato quando ainda eram crianças para trabalhar na casa. O mordomo idoso, sr. Hill, serve à mesa e divide a administração da casa com a sra. Hill. Os quatro formam um pequeno exército de empregados que labuta dezoito horas por dia para que a família Bennet goze do máximo conforto possível. A chegada de James Smith, um jovem lacaio recém-contratado, irá movimentar o andar de baixo da casa, revelando antigas tensões entre empregados e patrões. Por sua impressionante pesquisa sobre a vida cotidiana no início do século XIX, e também por impor um estilo próprio a sua narrativa, Jo Baker recebeu elogios de críticos e publicações como The New York Times, que considerou As sombras de Longbourn "excepcional: não uma sequência, mas um olhar comovente sobre o mundo de Orgulho e preconceito, só que do ponto de vista da área de serviço".

Les ombres de Longbourn

Les ombres de Longbourn Author Jo Baker
ISBN-10 9788401389283
Year 2013-10-10
Pages 464
Language ca
Publisher ROSA VENTS
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I si Jane Austen hagués fet parlar els criats? Són quarts de cinc del matí a Longbourn, la casa dels Bennet, a Hertfordshire. Mentre les cinc germanes i els seus pares, els famosos protagonistes d'Orgull i prejudici, dormen plàcidament, la Sarah i la Polly, les dues donzelles, comencen a treballar a les ordres de l'anciana senyora Hill, la majordoma. Ja fa anys que segueixen la mateixa rutina i, malgrat tot, saben que la vida és alguna cosa més que un simple anar i venir de draps, cassoles i escombres. La Sarah és la que més desitjosa està d'arriscar-se a fer un canvi, i el seu món, petit i rutinari, es veu finalment transformat el dia que James Smith, un nou servent, arriba a Longbourn arrossegant un passat ple de secrets i un futur en el qual hi té cabuda la llibertat. Tot d'una els soterranis cobren vida, i rere els davantals i els uniformes descobrim éssers que tenen moltes coses per explicar. Mentre les germanes Bennet dormen... els seus criats per fi parlen, i valla pena escoltar-los. L'estil de Jo Baker, que respecta l'escriptura de Jane Austen però té un caràcter propi, aporta nova llum a un clàssic i ho fa amb molt talent i imaginació.

The Darcys of Pemberley

The Darcys of Pemberley Author Shannon Winslow
ISBN-10 0615517153
Year 2011-07
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher
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A sequel faithful to Jane Austen's beloved masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have been married for almost a year, and their heated arguments are a thing of the past. All that passion is now directed into more satisfying pursuits. But how long can the honeymoon last? The couple's idyllic life together at Pemberley is jeopardized by the secrets they begin keeping from each other, the troubles of their closest friends, and the threat of a villain in their midst. Layers of seemingly innocent deception are building between Darcy and Elizabeth, threatening their relationship. He is conducting some covert business dealings that he's unwilling to share with his wife, and she likewise begins keeping things from him against her own better judgment. The couple also becomes embroiled in the tribulations of Mr. Darcy's younger sister, Georgiana, and his friend and cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam. Fitzwilliam falls victim to their aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, as the object of her latest scheme to make a noble match for her daughter. The arrangement satisfies the ambitions of the couple's parents, but appears to hold little prospect of happiness for Anne and Fitzwilliam, who each harbor other romantic interests. During this same period, Georgiana runs the gamut of emotions as she comes of age. Her elation at her birthday ball soon crumbles when she learns the man she secretly admires is engaged to another. The excitement of a London season and the attention of two other eligible suitors cannot make her forget her disappointment over her lost first love. As the story progresses, the menacing shadow of Mr. Darcy's life-long nemesis looms ever-larger. By carelessness and design, Mr. Wickham and Lydia painfully intrude into the lives of the Darcys and the Bingleys, with disastrous results. The Darcys of Pemberley is the tale of two romances: the continuation of Darcy and Elizabeth's story, and the courtship of Miss Georgiana. For those of us who didn't want Pride and Prejudice to end, this charming novel gives the opportunity to learn what happens after the wedding, to revisit all our old friends and foes, and to share the next chapter of their lives. Ms. Winslow carries on the saga much as Jane Austen herself might have - true to her style, her sensibilities, and the delightful characters she created.

The Telling

The Telling Author Jo Baker
ISBN-10 9780804172349
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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A ghost story of the most unusual kind, The Telling is a thrilling—and sometimes chilling—tale about two women, separated by almost two centuries, grappling with change and loss. After her mother dies, Rachel sets off alone to pack up and sell off the remnants of her family’s isolated country house. But from the moment she steps through the front door, she feels that the house contains more than she had expected. Generations earlier, a young housemaid, Lizzy, called the same dwelling home. On course for a life of service no different from her mother and her mother’s mother before her, Lizzy’s world is upended by the arrival of a mysterious lodger. Interweaving the two narratives, Jo Baker—best-selling author of Longbourn—brings these women, both struggling against their stations and their duties, vividly to life.