LongbournLarge Print - 2013
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multcolib_troutdale Jan 25, 2016
Gorgeous writing. A poorer version of Downton Abbey-type servants, in the earlier Jane Austen era. - Lori
multcolib_belmont Oct 03, 2014
A novel whose principal characters are the servants in Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice. 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... Read More »
A novel whose principal characters are the servants in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
multcolib_woodstock May 27, 2014
Pride and Prejudice from the servants point of view gives an entirely different take on life and love at Longbourn.
multcolib_dianaa Mar 04, 2014
In this novel, Elizabeth Bennett, Mr. Darcy, and the rest of the gentry from Pride and Prejudice provide only the subplot. The servants who drive them around, clean their chamberpots, serve at table and scrub their laundry are at center stage. I love Pride and Prejudice and have read it a number ... Read More »
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Did you love Pride and Prejudice? Well, you will enjoy the flip side of the story from the viewpoint of the scullery maids, the coachman, and other servants at Longbourn. You`ll get to view of what the servants think about the main characters and events in Pride and Prejudice. There is intrigue, romance and laughter between the pages of this 19th century title set in a Great Britain`s upper class country estate. Readers will learn about the customs and social life of all classes even though the focus is on "below stairs help" life. With a handsome new coachman's arrival, all the help is atwitter about where he's from. A few scandals with the infantry and a persons mysterious disappearance add suspense to this romantic story.
A well-written and thoroughly enjoyable book about the "downstairs" lives of servants living in Regency England.
This is another historical novel set in the English countryside in the late 1700's. I liked it because it is told from the servant's point of view. Author Jo Baker gives a very candid account of their daily toil, and the idiocy of war. The protagonist, Sarah, falls in love with a manservant who inexplicably leaves one day. Their story propels the novel on. Fans of Downtown Abbey and Charlotte Bronte will like this one.
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