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The Resource Habits of the house, Fay Weldon

Habits of the house, Fay Weldon

Label
Habits of the house
Title
Habits of the house
Statement of responsibility
Fay Weldon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fay Weldon's new novel takes us inside the lives of an aristocratic household in the last three months of the nineteenth century. It's a time of riot and confusion, social upheaval, war abroad and shortage of money. Tea gowns are still laced with diamonds; there are still nine courses at dinner, but bankruptcy looms for the Dilbernes. Whilst the Earl, gambler and man about town, must seek a new post in government; his wife Lady Isobel's solution is to marry off their son Arthur to a wealthy heiress, and without delay. But how? It's the end of the season, and choices are few. There's Minnie O'Brien from Chigaco - rich enough, but daughter of a stockyard baron, and with a vulgar mother and dubious past. Hardly suitable ...! Fay Weldon tells this tale of restraint and desire, manners and morals with wit and sympathy - if no small measure of mischief - as young Minnie and Arthur, thrown together by their parents, strive to determine their own destiny
Member of
Summary
A first entry in a new trilogy about the shared lives of masters and servants at the turn of the 20th century, tracing the family life of Cabinet hopeful Lord Robert, who hopes to alleviate financial woes by marrying his son to a disgraced Chicago heiress
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Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160826
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weldon, Fay
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Love & inheritance
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Household employees
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Nobility
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Habits of the house, Fay Weldon
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049585117
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9781908800053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Habits of the house, Fay Weldon
Publication
Control code
000049585117
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9781908800053
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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