First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
by Lovett, Charlie
Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of A Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice—and ultimately threaten Sophie's life.In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie's quest to uncover the truth—while choosing between two suitors—and a young Jane Austen's touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books. First Edition. An exceptional copy. Viking, 2014. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. (Inventory #: 2197427)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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