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    DescriptionRaised by a loving family of thieves, orphan Sue Trinder is sheltered from the worst of the Victorian underworld until it becomes her turn to make the clan's fortune. She must help a professional rogue named Gentleman marry an heiress and then steal the girl's inheritance by declaring her insane. Sue wants to please everyone, but as she's confronted with the seemingly helpless victim, Maud, she begins to have her doubts.


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    Title
    Fingersmith
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Waters
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 600
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781573229722
    ISBN 10: 1573229725
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC E4L: GAY
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5SL
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/LESBIN
    BISAC V2.8: FIC018000, FIC031000, FIC014000
    LC classification: PR6073.A828 F56 2002B
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Sarah Waters is the author of "Tipping the Velvet," a "New York Times "Notable Book; "Affinity," which won her the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; "Fingersmith" and "The Night Watch," both of which were shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize; and "The Little Stranger," which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and a "New York Times "Notable Book. She has also been named one of "Granta"'s best young British novelists. She lives in London.
    Review quote
    "Deliciously brazen...a smart and seductive enchantment." --"Los Angeles"" Times" "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 " "Astonishing narrative twists." --"Newsday " "Superb storytelling. "Fingersmith "is gripping; so suspenseful and twisting is the plot that for the last 250 pages, I read at breakneck speed." --"USA"" Today " "A deftly plotted thriller...absorbing and elegant." --"Entertainment Weekly" "A marvelous pleasure...Waters's noted attention to historical detail and her beautifully sensitive dialogue help to anchor the force-five plot twisters." --"The Washington Post " "Calls to mind the feverishly gloomy haunts of Charlotte and Emily Bronte...Elaborate and satisfying." --"The Seattle Times" "A sweeping read." --"The Boston Globe"