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The Resource Miss Austen, Gill Hornby

Miss Austen, Gill Hornby

Label
Miss Austen
Title
Miss Austen
Statement of responsibility
Gill Hornby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""A deeply imagined and deeply moving novel. Reading it made me happy and weepy in equally copious amounts." -Karen Joy Fowler For fans of Jo Baker's Longbourn, a witty, poignant novel about Cassandra Austen and her famous sister, Jane. Whoever looked at an elderly lady and saw the young heroine she once was? England, 1840. For the two decades following the death of her beloved sister, Jane, Cassandra Austen has lived alone, spending her days visiting friends and relations and quietly, purposefully working to preserve her sister's reputation. Now in her sixties and increasingly frail, Cassandra goes to stay with the Fowles of Kintbury, family of her long-dead fiancé, in search of a trove of Jane's letters. Dodging her hostess and a meddlesome housemaid, Cassandra eventually hunts down the letters and confronts the secrets they hold, secrets not only about Jane but about Cassandra herself. Will Cassandra bare the most private details of her life to the world, or commit her sister's legacy to the flames? Moving back and forth between the vicarage and Cassandra's vibrant memories of her years with Jane, interwoven with Jane's brilliantly reimagined lost letters, Miss Austen is the untold story of the most important person in Jane's life. With extraordinary empathy, emotional complexity, and wit, Gill Hornby finally gives Cassandra her due, bringing to life a woman as captivating as any Austen heroine"--
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10874964
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hornby, Gill
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.O74
LC item number
M57 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Cassandra
  • Austen, Jane
  • Sisters
  • Authors
  • Novelists
  • Family secrets
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Miss Austen, Gill Hornby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9781250252203
Lccn
2019052573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
  • on1089266505
  • (OCoLC)1089266505
Label
Miss Austen, Gill Hornby
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9781250252203
Lccn
2019052573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
  • on1089266505
  • (OCoLC)1089266505

Library Locations

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      37.377573 -76.770995
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