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Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel, Louis Bayard

Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel
Title
Courting Mr. Lincoln
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louis Bayard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Bayard, Louis
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Speed, Joshua F.
  • Courtship
  • Springfield (Ill.)
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel, Louis Bayard
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2018028814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781616208479
Lccn
2018028814
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel, Louis Bayard
Publication
Control code
2018028814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781616208479
Lccn
2018028814

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