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The clergyman's wife : a pride & prejudice novel / Molly Greeley.

Greeley, Molly, (author.). Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 Based on (work): Pride and prejudice. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library LARGE PRINT GRE (Text) 33500013192976 New Available -
Lake Park LINK Site LARGE PRINT GRE (Text) 33500013192984 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 006294472X
  • ISBN: 9780062944726
  • Physical Description: 308 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First HarperLuxe edition, Large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Charlotte Collins, née Lucas, is the respectable wife of Hunsford's vicar, and sees to her duties by rote: keeping house, caring for their adorable daughter, visiting parishioners, and patiently tolerating the lectures of her awkward husband and his condescending patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Intelligent, pragmatic, and anxious to escape the shame of spinsterhood, Charlotte chose this life, an inevitable one so socially acceptable that its quietness threatens to overwhelm her. Then she makes the acquaintance of Mr. Travis, a local farmer and tenant of Lady Catherine. In Mr. Travis' company, Charlotte feels appreciated, heard, and seen. For the first time in her life, Charlotte begins to understand emotional intimacy and its effect on the heart--and how breakable that heart can be. With her sensible nature confronted, and her own future about to take a turn, Charlotte must now question the role of love and passion in a woman's life, and whether they truly matter for a clergyman's wife.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    Jane Austen fans familiar with Charlotte Lucas—a minor character in Pride and Prejudice who pragmatically weds the odious Mr. Collins—will re-examine their opinions of her after reading this intelligent portrait of her life in the years after her marriage. Three years after the end of Austen's novel, Charlotte has settled into her life as the wife of a vicar and the mother of a young daughter when she befriends Mr. Travis, a local tenant farmer. Despite their class differences, the two form an intimate friendship—one which forces Charlotte to look hard at her marriage to a man she does not love, and second guess the importance of practicality over passion. Readers will appreciate Greeley's attention to historical detail and her astute characterization as she adeptly uncovers nuances of character in both Charlotte and her husband that feel fresh while also ringing true to Austen's writing. Hand this to fans of other Austen spinoffs, including Jo Baker's Longbourn (2013), who will devour this thoughtful, moving, readable debut. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Spouses of clergy > Fiction.
Married women > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Large type books.
Large type books.
Man-woman relationships.
Married women.
Spouses of clergy.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.

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