The Resource Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

Label
Fingersmith
Title
Fingersmith
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Waters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
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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
Awards note
Lambda Literary Award, 2002
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065797
Cataloging source
IGC
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1966-
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Waters, Sarah
Dewey number
826.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • London (England)
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Fingersmith, 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
ocm51958938
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Riverhead trade paperback.
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9781573229722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51958938
Label
Fingersmith, 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
ocm51958938
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Riverhead trade paperback.
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9781573229722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51958938

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