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The Resource Fingersmith

Fingersmith

Label
Fingersmith
Title
Fingersmith
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Waters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Oliver Twist with a twist...Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story."—The New York Times Book Review Don't miss The Handmaiden, a film adaptation of Fingersmith, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Tae-Ri. 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, an 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 disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.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 reversals
Summary
Growing up as a foster child among a family of thieves, orphan Sue Trinder hopes to pay back that kindness by playing a key role in a swindle scheme devised by their leader, Gentleman, who is planning to con a fortune out of the naive Maud Lily, but Sue's growing pity for their helpless victim could destroy the plot
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, 2002.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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065797
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Waters, Sarah
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Fingersmith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0405aaa6-8fdf-4047-8e1f-d35777395e70
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101057025
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Fingersmith
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0405aaa6-8fdf-4047-8e1f-d35777395e70
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101057025
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
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