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At the sign of the star

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
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1st ed.
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IL: UG - BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 5
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The tale of a bookseller's daughter Meg Moore is the motherless and only child of a bookseller with a thriving business in Restoration London-and that makes her an heiress. She knows that someday she will have her pick of suitors, and that with the right husband she can continue in the book trade and be friends with wits and authors, as her father is. But Mr. Moore's unexpected marriage throws all Meg's dreams into confusion. Meg resists the overtures and edicts of her stepmother with a cleverness equaled only by her fierceness, but in spite of it all her rival's belly soon swells with what Meg fears will be her father's new heir. Meg seeks wisdom from almanacs and astrologers, plays and books of jests, guides for ladies and guides for midwives. Yet it is through her own experience that she finds a new matrimony with which to face her unknown future. This vibrant novel recreates a lively and fascinating historical period when women claimed a new and more active role in London's literary scene.
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Grouping Title at the sign of the star
Grouping Author sturtevant katherine
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-28 06:31:48AM
Last Indexed 2020-08-04 01:04:55AM

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subject_facet Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- 1660-1714 -- Fiction
London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction
Remarriage -- Fiction
Sex role -- Fiction
title_display At the sign of the star
title_full At the sign of the star / Katherine Sturtevant
title_short At the sign of the star
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Sex role