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Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard

Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln
Title
Courting Mr. Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Louis Bayard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A miracle; an exquisite story exquisitely told . . . If you love Jane Austen, or Hamilton , or fiction--of any era--that transports and transforms in equal measure, look no further." --A.J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window From the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye comes Courting Mr. Lincoln , the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: a young, marriageable Mary Todd and Lincoln's best friend, Joshua Speed. When sparky and independent Mary Todd arrives in Springfield, Illinois, in the 1840s to live with her sister, who is determined to find Mary a husband, she is astonished to find herself drawn to an awkward, melancholic lawyer with a gift for oratory. The two share ambition, an obsession with politics--and a need to be suitably married off. Always at Lincoln's side, however, is the charming Joshua Speed, a shopkeeper who became his mentor in society, loyal friend, roommate--and possible lover. Told in alternating chapters from the points of view of Todd and Speed, this witty, psychologically astute, and brilliantly plotted novel follows the threesome during Todd and Lincoln's tumultuous courtship, with all the suspense and delight of the best Jane Austen novels. Historians have long speculated that Lincoln and Speed had a romantic relationship, and here Bayard explores that forbidden possibility with deep empathy. Rich with both period detail and contemporary insight, Courting Mr. Lincoln offers smart storytelling at the highest level
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bayard, Louis
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A85864
LC item number
C68 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Speed, Joshua F.
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Speed, Joshua F.
  • Courtship
  • Springfield (Ill.)
  • Courtship
  • Illinois
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1041205692
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781616208479
Lccn
2018028814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041205692
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard
Publication
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
on1041205692
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781616208479
Lccn
2018028814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041205692

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