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The Resource Affinity, Sarah Waters

Affinity, Sarah Waters

Label
Affinity
Title
Affinity
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Waters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women's ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London's grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank's murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by one apparently innocent inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes. Selina was imprisoned after a seance she was conducting went horribly awry, leaving an elderly matron dead and a young woman profoundly disturbed. Although initially skeptical of Selina's gifts, Margaret is soon drawn into a twilight world of ghosts and shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions, until she is at last driven to concoct a desperate plot to secure Selina's freedom, and her own."--Jacket
Summary
Visiting a grim Victorian London prison as part of rehabilitative charity work, upper-class suicide survivor Margaret Prior is drawn into the world of enigmatic spiritualist and inmate Selina Dawes and is persuaded to help her escape
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Somerset Maugham Award, 2000.
  • Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2001.
Awards note
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award (American Library Association), 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
061176
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waters, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6073.A828
LC item number
A69 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Millbank Penitentiary (London, England)
  • Millbank Penitentiary (London, England)
  • London (England)
  • Women prisoners
  • Ghost stories
  • Ghost stories
  • Women prisoners
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Affinity, Sarah Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43114307
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781573221566
Lccn
99087554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43114307
Label
Affinity, Sarah Waters
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43114307
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781573221566
Lccn
99087554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43114307

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