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Monticello - A Daughter and Her Father

Sally Cabot Gunning

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Description:

From the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction that explores the tenuous relationship between a brilliant and complex father and his devoted daughter-Thomas Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph. After the death of her beloved mother, Martha Jefferson spent five years abroad with her father, Thomas Jefferson, on his first diplomatic mission to France. Now, at seventeen, Jefferson's bright, handsome eldest daughter is returning to the lush hills of the family's beloved Virginia plantation, Monticello. While the large, beautiful estate is the same as she remembers, Martha has changed. The young girl that sailed to Europe is now a woman with a heart made heavy by a first love gone wrong. The world around her has also become far more complicated than it once seemed. The doting father she idolized since childhood has begun to pull away. Moving back into political life, he has become distracted by the tumultuous fight for power and troubling new attachments. The home she adores depends on slavery, a practice Martha abhors. But Monticello is burdened by debt, and it cannot survive without the labor of her family's slaves. The exotic distant cousin she is drawn to has a taste for dangerous passions, dark desires that will eventually compromise her own. As her life becomes constrained by the demands of marriage, motherhood, politics, scandal, and her family's increasing impoverishment, Martha yearns to find her way back to the gentle beauty and quiet happiness of the world she once knew at the top of her father's "little mountain."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

11h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

13:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:36