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The Resource Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

Label
Fingersmith
Title
Fingersmith
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Waters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, who is planning to con a fortune out of the naive Maud Lilly
  • "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 a maid to Maud Lilly, a naive country 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 family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, she begins to pity her helpless mark and to care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways...only the first surprise in this Dickensian novel of stunning thrills and reversals."--BOOK JACKET
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
F56 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
London (England)
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
48045927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9781573222037
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001051053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
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
48045927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9781573222037
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001051053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.

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