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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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jo Baker
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release : 2013-10-08
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780345813626
Price : FREE

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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

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Rebecca Ann Collins
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2008-10-01
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781402234392
Price : FREE

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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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Genre : Fiction
Author : Nora Kipling
Publisher : Heart Candies Publishing
Release : 2017-12-25
File : 300 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781988728162
Price : FREE

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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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Shay St. Germain
Publisher : Shay St. Germain
Release : 2017-11-24
File : 300 Pages
ISBN-13 :
Price : FREE

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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?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Meg Osborne
Publisher : Meg Osborne
Release : 2017-07-31
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781386230472
Price : FREE

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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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Tracy Kiely
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2009-09-01
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781429954761
Price : FREE

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A haunting in Lizzy Bennet’s family home…and the arrival of a long-anticipated visitor. Spirits and spectres crowd Lizzy Bennet’s thoughts after her adventure at Netherfield – maybe that’s why she begins to notice the odd occurrences her first night back at Longbourn. But she has other concerns to contend with. Jane’s growing friendship with Mr. Bingley leaves Lizzy as the target for their visiting cousin’s ambition. Mr. Collins will inherit Longbourn, and he is seeking a wife. Lizzy is determined not to become that unhappy woman. And she’s equally determined to help the spirit haunting Longbourn leave the Bennets for good. Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter is a series of haunted short stories inspired by Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice, and by the sort of tall tales best heard among the shadows and wavering glow that surrounds a campfire.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jemma Thorne
Publisher : Jemma Thorne
Release : 2016-01-04
File : Pages
ISBN-13 :
Price : FREE

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This book explores the vexed question of the succession to Longbourn -- the home in Pride and Prejudice of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their daughters. Can the unctious Mr Collins be deprived of his expectations ... read on ... The Heir to Longbourn is more than a sequel. The author ingeniously incorporates characters from four Jane Austen's novels -- Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The result is an extremely entertaining and enjoyable piece of C19th romantic fiction with a highly satisfactory ending. Anyone with knowledge of, and affection for, the original novels will be intrigued by the way Laurence manages to introduce these characters and make them interrelate so plausibly. While each of the protagonists is based on Austen's original, they develop unique characteristics. This is an elegant piece of escapism, with settings and characters that will resonate with familiarity. Even without a knowledge of the originals, The Heir to Longbourn is an entertaining and often funny read.

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Genre : England
Author : Laurence Fleming
Publisher : Bentwyck Henry Publishers Limited
Release : 2003
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1904538053
Price : FREE

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Pride, prejudice, sense, sensibility, persuasion.... It is with great finesse and a healthy dose of humour that Jane Austen analysed the various situations through which her characters developed. For each of her stories, she invented a little world that she delicately sculpted in meticulous detail, exposing how the landed gentry of her era lived and behaved. What she could not have foreseen is that one day, several of the characters in her novels would meet and intervene where they were not expected... Let us take a moment to reassure the author that they will not escape the destiny that she imagined for them. It is important to note that the true creator of this little world was and remains Jane Austen. From Longbourn to Pemberly is therefore nothing more than a simple tribute (yet another) to this collection of work that was the source of endless hours of joy to the person who took great pleasure in writing this book.At the start of this story, we find ourselves in Hertfordshire in 1810, and we are following the uncertainties of life in Longbourn. That is, we are preoccupied by the fact that when one has, as does Mrs. Bennet, five daughters to be married, who, as it where, have no dowry, there is good reason to make this one's obsession. And this is the case for Mrs. Bennet, as it is for plenty of other mothers for whom competition is fierce, the marriage market being one of the most competitive there is. The story opens in the midst of a melodrama: a new tenant has moved into the area. Naturally, he is rich, charming and single. He has even accepted an invitation to the ball that is about to take place. As the stakes are high, we can imagine the degree of speculation and strategies being plotted by many of Meryton's women. It is at precisely this moment that our story begins.However, it is important to point out that in stories such as this, the arrival of strangers, particularly if they are rich and single, is not without consequence on the fate of the women concerned. We will thus follow, closely and from afar, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet, as well as several other characters who cross their paths and who put in their tuppence worth regarding the daily lives of civilised England.

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Author : M-C Ranger
Publisher :
Release : 2019-11-15
File : 107 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1795004223
Price : FREE

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Delayed on his way to Netherfield where his friend, Charles Bingley, awaits his arrival, Fitzwilliam Darcy decides to continue on horseback, only to be caught in a rainstorm. Later that day, Elizabeth Bennet finds him unconscious and suffering from a serious illness. The Bennets quickly return him to their house, where they care for him like he is one of their own, and he soon forms an attachment with the young woman he comes to view as his personal angel. But the course of true love cannot proceed smoothly, for others have an interest in Darcy for their own selfish reasons...

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Author : Jann Rowland
Publisher :
Release : 2017-03-23
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 1987929594
Price : FREE

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