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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
A young woman finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia. She is told she must give up her daughter to avoid lifelong poverty and shame, but she chooses to keep her. Pregnant, left behind by her lover, and banished from her Quaker home and teaching position, Lilli de Jong enters a home for wronged women to deliver her child. She is stunned at how much her infant needs her and at how quickly their bond overtakes her heart. Mothers in her position face disabling prejudice, which is why most give up their newborns. But Lilli can't accept such an outcome. Instead, she braves moral condemnation and financial ruin in a quest to keep herself and her baby alive. Confiding their story to her diary as it unfolds, Lilli takes readers from an impoverished charity, to a wealthy family's home, to the streets of a burgeoning American city. Drawing on rich history, Lilli de Jong is both an intimate portrait of loves lost and found and a testament to the work of mothers
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1963-
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Benton, Janet
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quaker women
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Mother and child
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-335)
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
p225899315
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385541459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-335)
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
p225899315
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
335 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385541459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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