The mistress of nothing: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2011.
Language:
English
Description

Winner of Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award, this richly rendered American debut captures the life of a lady's maid on her journey from the confines of Victorian England to the uncharted reaches of Egypt's Nile Valley, awakening first love, testing loyalties, and discovering freedom has a price.

When Lady Duff Gordon, toast of Victorian London society, departs for the hot, dry climate of Egypt to seek relief from the debilitating effects of her tuberculosis, Sally doesn't think twice about remaining by her mistress' side. Sally and Lady Duff Gordon throw themselves into their exotic surroundings, adopting native dress, learning Arabic, and visiting the tombs of ancient pharaohs. Along the way, Sally comes to experience freedoms she, as a servant, has never known before, as well as her first taste of romance.

But freedom is a luxury that a maid can ill afford, and when Sally grasps for more than status entitles her to, she is brutally reminded that she is mistress of nothing. Ultimately, she must choose her master and a way back--or a way to the unknown.

Based on the real lives of Lady Duff Gordon and her maid, The Mistress of Nothing is a lush, sometimes dark portrait of forbidden love, tested loyalties, and finding an unexpected new definition of "home"--a compelling story that will take listeners on a journey they will not soon forget.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781439193860
143919386
9781481570640
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 75b9cfba-4705-2718-fd0c-f7faefb29ad5
Grouping Title mistress of nothing
Grouping Author pullinger kate
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-21 22:57:58PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-21 23:42:51PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Pullinger, Kate.
author_display Pullinger, Kate
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Fiction
display_description

Winner of Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award, this richly rendered American debut captures the life of a lady's maid on her journey from the confines of Victorian England to the uncharted reaches of Egypt's Nile Valley, awakening first love, testing loyalties, and discovering freedom has a price.

When Lady Duff Gordon, toast of Victorian London society, departs for the hot, dry climate of Egypt to seek relief from the debilitating effects of her tuberculosis, Sally doesn't think twice about remaining by her mistress' side. Sally and Lady Duff Gordon throw themselves into their exotic surroundings, adopting native dress, learning Arabic, and visiting the tombs of ancient pharaohs. Along the way, Sally comes to experience freedoms she, as a servant, has never known before, as well as her first taste of romance.

But freedom is a luxury that a maid can ill afford, and when Sally grasps for more than status entitles her to, she is brutally reminded that she is mistress of nothing. Ultimately, she must choose her master and a way back—or a way to the unknown.

Based on the real lives of Lady Duff Gordon and her maid, The Mistress of Nothing is a lush, sometimes dark portrait of forbidden love, tested loyalties, and finding an unexpected new definition of "home"—a compelling story that will take listeners on a journey they will not soon forget.

format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 75b9cfba-4705-2718-fd0c-f7faefb29ad5
isbn 143919386, 9781439193860, 9781481570640
item_details ils:CARL0000361896|35192041760061|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Pulling|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, overdrive:934b3e0f-a818-43f9-a936-b16ac5cb19f6|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-09-22T04:42:51.356Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Pulling
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
primary_isbn 9781439193860
publishDate 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000361896|Book|Books|1st Touchstone hardcover ed.|English|Simon & Schuster,|2011.|250 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:934b3e0f-a818-43f9-a936-b16ac5cb19f6|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000361896 35192041760061 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:934b3e0f-a818-43f9-a936-b16ac5cb19f6 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction, Duff Gordon, Lucie, -- Lady, -- 1821-1869 -- Fiction, Egypt -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, English -- Egypt -- Fiction, Historical fiction, English, Lady's maids -- Fiction, Love stories, English, Tuberculosis -- Patients -- Fiction
title_display The mistress of nothing
title_full The Mistress of Nothing A Novel, The mistress of nothing / Kate Pullinger
title_short The mistress of nothing
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Aristocracy (Social class), Duff Gordon, Lucie, English, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, English, History, Lady's maids, Love stories, English, Patients, Tuberculosis