The Resource Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton

Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton

Label
Lilli de Jong : a novel
Title
Lilli de Jong
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Janet Benton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1883 Philadelphia, Quaker schoolteacher Lilli de Jong finds herself faced with a seemingly impossible task: how can she keep her infant daughter after being cast out by her family, abandoned by her fianc©♭, and rejected by society? After the unexpected death of her beloved mother, a prominent Quaker in their Germantown community, Lilli de Jong's once-orderly life becomes increasingly unrecognizable. Her father eschews their faith by marrying a cousin from outside their religious community, and Lilli is forced to forfeit her position as a teacher. Shortly thereafter, her brother and her fianc©♭, Johann, leave for Pittsburgh to try their luck at the ironworks, promising to send for Lilli once they establish themselves. After succumbing to passion the night before Johann's departure, Lilli soon finds herself unwed and pregnant, the subject of scandal. Retreating to a charitable home for wronged women, Lilli intends to give her daughter up for adoption. But when she grasps the Dickensian life awaiting Charlotte as the castoff of an unmarried woman, Lilli resolves that whatever their future may be, mother and child must stay together. And so she embarks upon the herculean task of providing for herself and her daughter, while at every turn the pair are beset by judgment, misogyny, and misunderstanding. Lilli de Jong is a historical saga, an intimate romance, and a lasting testament to the transformative power of motherhood" --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TXN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benton, Janet
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E6973
LC item number
L55 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quaker women
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Mother and child
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986224763
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780385541459
Lccn
2016012853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1971327
  • (OCoLC)986224763
Label
Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986224763
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780385541459
Lccn
2016012853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1971327
  • (OCoLC)986224763

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