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The Resource Brontë's mistress : a novel, Finola Austin

Brontë's mistress : a novel, Finola Austin

Label
Brontë's mistress : a novel
Title
Brontë's mistress
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Finola Austin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Yorkshire, 1843: Lydia Robinson - mistress of Thorp Green Hall - has lost her precious young daughter and her mother within the same year. She returns to her bleak home, grief-stricken and unmoored. With her teenage daughters rebelling, her testy mother-in-law scrutinizing her every move, and her marriage grown cold, Lydia is restless and yearning for something more. All of that changes with the arrival of her son's tutor, Branwell Brontë, brother of her daughters' governess, Miss Anne Brontë and those other writerly sisters, Charlotte and Emily. Branwell has his own demons to contend with - including living up to the ideals of his intelligent family - but his presence is a breath of fresh air for Lydia. Handsome, passionate, and uninhibited by social conventions, he's also twenty-five to her forty-three. A love of poetry, music, and theatre bring mistress and tutor together, and Branwell's colorful tales of his sisters' elaborate play-acting and made-up worlds form the backdrop for seduction. But Lydia's new taste of passion comes with consequences. As Branwell's inner turmoil rises to the surface, his behavior grows erratic and dangerous, and whispers of their passionate relationship spout from her servants' lips, reaching all three protective Brontë sisters. Soon, it falls on Lydia to save not just her reputation, but her way of life, before those clever girls reveal all her secrets in their novels. Unfortunately, she might be too late."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
MLSOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Austin, Finola
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.U859
LC item number
B76 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brontë, Patrick Branwell
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Grief
  • Adultery
  • Tutors and tutoring
  • May-December romances
  • Self-realization in women
  • Yorkshire (England)
  • Brontë, Patrick Branwell
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Brontë's mistress : a novel, Finola Austin
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
Control code
on1143791373
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781982137236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Brontë's mistress : a novel, Finola Austin
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
Control code
on1143791373
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781982137236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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