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Author: Jo Baker
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780345813626
Book Pages: 304
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Now including the full text of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! A brilliantly imagined, irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue and drama among the servants of the Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society's expectations, and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England. The servants at Longbourn estate--only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen's classic--take centre stage in Jo Baker's lively, cunning new novel. Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall, the carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended. From the stern but soft-hearted housekeeper to the starry-eyed kitchen maid, these new characters come vividly to life in this already beloved world. Jo Baker shows us what Jane Austen wouldn't in a captivating, wonderfully evocative, moving work of fiction.


Author: Jo Baker
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780345813626
Book Pages: 304
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Now including the full text of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! A brilliantly imagined, irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue and drama among the servants of the Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society's expectations, and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England. The servants at Longbourn estate--only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen's classic--take centre stage in Jo Baker's lively, cunning new novel. Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall, the carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended. From the stern but soft-hearted housekeeper to the starry-eyed kitchen maid, these new characters come vividly to life in this already beloved world. Jo Baker shows us what Jane Austen wouldn't in a captivating, wonderfully evocative, moving work of fiction.


Author: Rebecca Ann Collins
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402234392
Book Pages: 320
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"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


Author: Shay St. Germain
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Shay St. Germain
ISBN:
Book Pages: 300
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Love and marriage, but does having one automatically guarantee the other? A tragedy befalls the Bennet family, leaving Mrs. Bennet and the Bennet girls adrift. Their home and the life they have always known now threatened because of fate and a hasty decision upon Elizabeth Bennet's part, what will become of them? Mr. Darcy has seen her and grown to love in a short time, and now knows this is perhaps his only chance... A quick tongue, a sharp mind, and a small yearly income is all that Elizabeth Bennet can offer, but Mr. Darcy would take her had she nothing. He has loved her from nearly the moment he set eyes upon her, and yet he fears that she will be lost to him forever unless... Will Elizabeth say yes to Mr. Darcy, before knowing the true measure of his character? And if she does, will she come to love him, or will outside forces conspire to ruin their every happiness? This clean, sweet Pride & Prejudice variation is 50,000 words long and perfect for all readers to enjoy.


Author: Meg Osborne
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Meg Osborne
ISBN: 9781386230472
Book Pages:
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Longbourn's resident songbird finds her happily ever after, and determines to help her sister, Elizabeth, find hers. Mary Bennet is used to being the overlooked Bennet sister, but when Colonel Fitzwilliam accidentally enters her life, everything changes. As cousin to Mr Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam knows what it's like to feel invisible. His experiences at war have left him with one goal in mind: to marry, set up home and live in peace. When he witnesses the interaction between his cousin and Mary's sister, Elizabeth, he is determined his own happiness will not be the only end in mind. However, with Mrs Bennet focused only on securing Longbourn by matching one of her daughters with the odious Mr Collins, will there be any chance of marrying for love, for anybody?


Author: Nora Kipling
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Heart Candies Publishing
ISBN: 9781988728162
Book Pages: 300
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

After the loss of his eldest child and only son, Mr. Bennet swears that no Darcy will ever darken the doorstep of Longbourn again... Elizabeth Bennet is only a child when she meets Fitzwilliam Darcy under the most inauspicious of circumstances. Outside the constraints of adult society, they form a fast friendship that is severed almost immediately by Mr. Bennet and his anger at the death of his son, John Bennet. Thirteen years later, it is love-at-second-sight, at a masquerade in Meryton... No longer a girl, but a young woman out in society, Elizabeth attends a masquerade in Meryton, only to dance two sets with a gentleman that she does not recognize but feels uncommonly drawn to. There are newcomers to Hertfordshire, letting out Netherfield Park, and this quiet, tall gentleman with an aristocratic mien must be one of them, for she does not know his voice and his face is hidden by his mask, but his eyes... Elizabeth Bennet, who has sworn off of love for herself so that she may never feel the touch of grief again, falls deeply and irrevocably in love with those dark eyes that follow her across the assembly hall each time she looks up. The last time he saw her, she was but a wisp of a thing, in need of a kind word and a friend... Elizabeth Bennet has grown into the kind of beauty that would break hearts were she to stay any length of time in London, with a cleverness and wit that catches Mr. Darcy by surprise. He had not wanted to attend the masquerade, and now he both deeply regrets and rejoices all at once at his decision to go. But the woman who has caught his eye, and his heart, is the daughter of a man who cursed him and barred the Darcys from the Longbourn estate and forbade any kinship with the Bennets, forever. Darcy regrets ever coming back to Hertfordshire, for he knows that after one dance with Elizabeth Bennet, his heart is forsworn to her, and after two dances, his mind is set: he will marry her, or live the rest of his life alone. But he cannot court her as himself; no Darcy would ever be permitted to marry a Bennet, never-mind how desperate the situations at Longbourn might be. And so Mr. Darcy must become someone else, in order to be with the woman of his dreams, and hope that his deception will not be discovered. But with a familial patriarch barring the way, and skeletons amongst the ton waiting to descend with outstretched claws, will Mr. Darcy finally find his happiness? And if Elizabeth Bennet discovers his secret, will she still accept him? This is a sweet, clean romance suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.


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Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545332552
Book Pages: 240
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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?


Author: Stuart Halliday
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ISBN: 9798703166253
Book Pages: 284
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

These are the recollections of Mr Edward Alston Bennet (1755-1841), father of the five Bennet sisters made famous by Jane Austen's great work of fiction. The long span of the memoirs (1765-1825) on which the book is based, makes it both a prequel and a sequel to Pride and Prejudice. It tells of Mr Bennet's days at Rugby School and Cambridge, of his Grand Tour, and of his later life; especially of his 12-year tenure as a radical whig MP. It tells of the people he met and who enriched his life - William Pitt, Thomas Paine, Casanova, to name but three. He also tells of his love affair with the notorious Elizabeth Lamb, Lady Melbourne. Mr Bennet's recollections concentrate on his friends, on his family members, and on their life after the momentous year 1811-12. The work also provides possible answers to some open questions raised in Miss Austen's magnum opus.


Author: Abigail Reynolds
Genre: Fiction
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615148247
Book Pages: 144
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"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.