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Fingersmith

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Riverhead trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves-fingersmiths-for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives-Gentleman, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Belletristische Darstellung
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1573229725 9781573229722 1573222038 9781573222037
OCLC Number: 51958938
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 2002
Description: 582 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Waters.

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Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves-fingersmiths-for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives-Gentleman, a somewhat elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud's vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be left to live out her days in a mental hospital. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways ... But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and surprises. --Publisher.

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