Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel / Louis Bayard.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.Edition: First paperback editionDescription: 396 pages ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9781643750446
Other title:
  • Courting Mister Lincoln
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 813.6 23
LOC classification:
  • PS3552.A85864 C68 2020
Summary: When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in the spring of 1840, he is on no one'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 ... It's not long, though, before she sees the Lincoln that [Joshua] 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.
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Includes Readers Guide containing Inside an enigma: an essay by Louis Bayard; an interview with Louis Bayard; questions for discussion (pages 383-396).

When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in the spring of 1840, he is on no one'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 ... It's not long, though, before she sees the Lincoln that [Joshua] 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.

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