New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

Mrs. Lincoln\'s Dressmaker

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

(2013)
A novel by

 
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.

In Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city's elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose Keckley from among a number of applicants to be her personal "modiste," responsible not only for creating the First Lady's gowns, but also for dressing Mrs. Lincoln in the beautiful attire Keckley had fashioned. The relationship between the two women quickly evolved, as Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting Mary Todd Lincoln in the loss of first her son, and then her husband to the assassination that stunned the nation and the world.

Keckley saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln, eventually piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also saved memories, which she fashioned into a book, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. Upon its publication, Keckley's memoir created a scandal that compelled Mary Todd Lincoln to sever all ties with her, but in the decades since, Keckley's story has languished in the archives. In this impeccably researched, engrossing novel, Chiaverini brings history to life in rich, moving style.

Genre: Historical
 
Used availability for Jennifer Chiaverini's Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

February 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Mrs. Lincolns Dressmaker (Basic)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4104-5542-4 / 978-1-4104-5542-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-525-95361-2 / 978-0-525-95361-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Uc Read Pink Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-14-218198-6 / 978-0-14-218198-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Plume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 0-14-218035-1 / 978-0-14-218035-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Plume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Mrs. Lincolns Dressmaker (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-59413-660-2 / 978-1-59413-660-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-5012-6022-7 / 978-1-5012-6022-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 1-4703-2758-9 / 978-1-4703-2758-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



Search for