The Paying Guests

Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698157702
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The New York Times bestselling novel that has been called “a tour de force” (Wall Street Journal), “unputdownable” (The Washington Post), “a delicious hothouse of a novel” (USA Today), “effortless” (The Economist), “seductive” (Vanity Fair) and “pitch perfect” (Salon) “Superb, bewitching…Forget about Fifty Shades of Grey; this novel is one of the most sensual you will ever read, and all without sacrificing either good taste or a "G" rating” – NPR “One of the year’s most engrossing and suspenseful novels…a love affair, a shocking murder, and a flawless ending … Will keep you sleepless for three nights straight and leave you grasping for another book that can sustain that high.” — Entertainment Weekly (A rating) “Volcanically sexy, sizzingly smart, plenty bloody and just plain irresistible." —USA Today (4 stars) It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa—a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants—life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the “clerk class,” the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances’s life—or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction, and here she has delivered again. A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, The Paying Guests is Sarah Waters’s finest achievement yet.

Summary Of The Paying Guests

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: * Summary of entire book * Introduction to the important people in the book * Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread: Summary The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters is a historical romance novel and crime story. It is set just outside postwar London in the year 1922. Frances Wray is a twenty-six-year-old single woman who lives with her widowed mother, Emily. After losing her two brothers in the war, Frances is left to take care of her mother and the household. Her father mismanaged the family's financial affairs before his death, leaving his wife and daughter struggling to get by with few resources. The Wrays are forced to dismiss the household help, leaving Frances to do most of the household chores. Frances decides she must rent out some of the rooms in their house to help with money issues. Frances makes arrangements for Leonard and Lilian Barber, a young, married, working class couple, to move into the rooms on the second floor of the Wray home. Leonard's friend, Charles Wismuth, helps them move in...

The Paying Guests By Sarah Waters A 15 Minute Summary Analysis

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters is a historical romance novel and crime story. It is set just outside postwar London in the year 1922. Frances Wray is a twenty-six-year-old single woman who lives with her widowed mother, Emily. After losing her two brothers in the war, Frances is left to take care of her mother and the household. Her father mismanaged the family’s financial affairs before his death, leaving his wife and daughter struggling to get by with few resources. The Wrays are forced to dismiss the household help, leaving Frances to do most of the household chores. Frances decides she must rent out some of the rooms in their house to help with money issues. Frances makes arrangements for Leonard and Lilian Barber, a young, married, working class couple, to move into the rooms on the second floor of the Wray home. Leonard’s friend, Charles Wismuth, helps them move in…

The Paying Guest

Author: George Gissing
Publisher: Good Press
ISBN:
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"The Paying Guest" by George Gissing. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Paying Guests

Author: Kathryn Cope
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781503163850
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No reading group should be without this companion guide to Sarah Waters' literary thriller, The Paying Guests. A comprehensive guide to this contemporary classic, this discussion aid includes all the information you need to get your book club discussion up and running: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; plot synopsis; themes & symbols; character analysis; discussion questions; recommended further reading and even an quick quiz.

Study Guide

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 95-page guide for "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 17 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Dissolving Social Class Hierarchy in Postwar England and Guilt and Moral Culpability.

The Paying Guest

Author: George Blake
Publisher: London : Collins
ISBN:
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Mermaid Days

Author: K. Harder
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622878175
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The year is 2116 and Denmark stands in agony - or rather in the wet. Everything that can melt has already melted and all low-lying areas in the United States of Europe are under water. In addition, wars and environmental disasters have put an unmistakable stamp on the population. In this short story, we follow the brave inhabitants of New Copenhagen, which by all means try to maintain the illusion of a normal life - while they pay the price to come after us. Keywords: Global Warming, Overpopulation, Top, Genetic Modification, Regimentation, Brainwashing, Centralism, Escapism, Technology