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The Resource Monticello : a daughter and her father, by Sally Cabot Gunning

Monticello : a daughter and her father, by Sally Cabot Gunning

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Monticello : a daughter and her father
Title
Monticello
Title remainder
a daughter and her father
Statement of responsibility
by Sally Cabot Gunning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction that explores the tenuous relationship between a brilliant and complex father and his devoted daughter Thomas Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph. After the death of her beloved mother, Martha Jefferson spent five years abroad with her father, Thomas Jefferson, on his first diplomatic mission to France. Now, at seventeen, Jefferson s bright, handsome eldest daughter is returning to the lush hills of the family s beloved Virginia plantation, Monticello. While the large, beautiful estate is the same as she remembers, Martha has changed. The young girl that sailed to Europe is now a woman with a heart made heavy by a first love gone wrong. The world around her has also become far more complicated than it once seemed. The doting father she idolized since childhood has begun to pull away. Moving back into political life, he has become distracted by the tumultuous fight for power and troubling new attachments. The home she adores depends on slavery, a practice Martha abhors. But Monticello is burdened by debt, and it cannot survive without the labor of her family s slaves. The exotic distant cousin she is drawn to has a taste for dangerous passions, dark desires that will eventually compromise her own. As her life becomes constrained by the demands of marriage, motherhood, politics, scandal, and her family s increasing impoverishment, Martha yearns to find her way back to the gentle beauty and quiet happiness of the world she once knew at the top of her father s little mountain. "
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.U548
LC item number
M66 2016b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
Label
Monticello : a daughter and her father, by Sally Cabot Gunning
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
1713693
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
553 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494450
Lccn
2016036703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1713693
  • (Sirsi) 1713693
  • (OCoLC)956502074
Label
Monticello : a daughter and her father, by Sally Cabot Gunning
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
1713693
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
553 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494450
Lccn
2016036703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1713693
  • (Sirsi) 1713693
  • (OCoLC)956502074

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