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The Resource Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel, Louis Bayard

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
Title variation
Courting Mister Lincoln
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in the winter of 1840, he is on no one<U+2019>s short list to be president. A country lawyer living above a dry goods shop, he is lacking both money and manners, and his gift for oratory surprises those who meet him. Mary, a quick, self-possessed debutante with an interest in debates and elections, at first finds him an enigma. “I can only hope,” she tells his roommate, the handsome, charming Joshua Speed, “that his waters being so very still, they also run deep.” It<U+2019>s not long, though, before she sees the Lincoln that Speed knows: an amiable, profound man who, despite his awkwardness, has a gentle wit to match his genius, and who respects her keen political mind. But as her relationship with Lincoln deepens, she must confront his inseparable friendship with Speed, who has taught his roommate how to dance, dress, and navigate the polite society of Springfield. Told in the alternating voices of Mary Todd and Joshua Speed, and inspired by historical events, Courting Mr. Lincoln creates a sympathetic and complex portrait of Mary unlike any that has come before; a moving portrayal of the deep and very real connection between the two men; and most of all, an evocation of the unformed man who would grow into one of the nation<U+2019>s most beloved presidents. Louis Bayard, a master storyteller, delivers here a page-turning tale of love, longing, and forbidden possibilities
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bayard, Louis
Dewey number
813/.54
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781616208479
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018028814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2018028814
  • 674109
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel, 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781616208479
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018028814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2018028814
  • 674109

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