Fingersmith

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129235
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The book that inspired Park Chan-wook's astonishing film The Handmaiden. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.

Fingersmith

Author: Alexa Junge
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Set in 1860s London, this is the story of Susan, a pickpocket who is persuaded to pose as a lady's maid and infiltrate the house of a young heiress. Explores the nature of identity and what people do with disguise.--Based on book description.

Fingersmith

Author: Piers Brendon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9785558898385
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In a work of breathtaking scholarship and scope, "The Dark Valley" is a magisterial overview of the clouded and turbulent pause between the two World Wars. Brendon expertly takes readers through a decade dominated by the Great Depression, political unrest, and social upheaval. of photos.

Bluebeard Gothic

Author: Heta Pyrhönen
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144264124X
Size: 64.60 MB
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'Bluebeard,' the tale of a sadistic husband who murders his wives and locks away their bodies, has inspired hundreds of adaptations since it first appeared in 1697. In Bluebeard Gothic, Heta Pyrhönen argues that Charlotte Brontë's 1847 classic Jane Eyre can be seen as one such adaptation, and that although critics have been slow to realize the connection, authors rewriting Brontë's novel have either intuitively or intentionally seized on it. Pyrhönen begins by establishing that the story of Jane Eyre is intermingled with the 'Bluebeard' tale, as young Jane moves between households, each dominated by its own Bluebeard figure. She then considers rewritings of Jane Eyre, such as Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) and Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale (2006), to examine how novelists have interpreted the status and meaning of 'Bluebeard' in Brontë's novel. Using psychoanalysis as the primary model of textual analysis, Bluebeard Gothic focuses on the conjunction of religion, sacrifice, and scapegoating to provide an original interpretation of a canonical and frequently-studied text.

Sarah Waters

Author: Kaye Mitchell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441199411
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Leading scholars explore the work of Sarah Waters from a full range of critical perspectives. Includes a new interview with the author.

Sarah Waters Gender And Sexual Politics

Author: Claire O’Callaghan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474271545
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Sarah Waters: Gender and Sexual Politics uniquely brings together feminist and queer theoretical perspectives on gender and sexuality through close analysis of works by Sarah Waters. This timely study examines topics ranging from heterosexuality, homosexuality, masculinities, femininities, sex, pornography, and the cultural effects of othering and domination across her work. The book covers each of Waters's published novels to date including Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith and The Paying Guests and also considers her non-fiction and academic writing as well as the television adaptations of her texts. O'Callaghan situates Water's writing as an important textual space for the examination of contemporary gender and sexuality studies and locates her as an astute commentator and contributor to twenty-first century gender and sexual politics.

Tipping The Velvet

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129324
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Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen. A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King - oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End 'tom'.

The Female Figure In Contemporary Historical Fiction

Author: K. Cooper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283386
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From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history.

Unexpected

Author: Mark Currie
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748676317
Size: 76.77 MB
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Explores the relationship between unexpected events in narrative and life