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Ladra (2002)

di Sarah Waters

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7,4032721,022 (4.05)1 / 1155
"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.… (altro)
Aggiunto di recente daArena800, JoeB1934, ChaoticBlu, ejmw, AnonKat
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    La donna in bianco di Wilkie Collins (wonderlake, teelgee)
    teelgee: Definitely see where Sarah Waters got her inspiration!
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    Affinità di Sarah Waters (Booksloth)
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Fingersmith - Waters
Audio performance by Juanita McMahon
4 stars

I have a definite need to exorcize this book from my system. I alternated between the audio and a hardback copy that I bought at a library sale. I began to feel that the gothic darkness of the book and the evil of its characters was oozing out of both versions of the book as I waded through it. That says a great deal about the skill of the author, but also makes me happy to have the book behind me. The book disturbed me. I put it down frequently, but I was always drawn back into it. As much as I disliked most of the characters, I wanted to know what happened to them in the end.

Susan Trinder is a fingersmith, a pickpocket, raised among the thieves, whores, and baby farmers of a Dickensian London. It seems that there is some honor among thieves. Some honor, some loyalty, and some love, although it becomes obvious that self-interest is the dominant characteristic of almost every character. The plot twists and turns with an overriding sense that it couldn’t possibly end well. The tension in the book built slowly, possibly too slowly. I could easily skip pages of the build up. With a foreknowledge the something awful was bound to happen, none of the several plot twists were very shocking. That said, the book is skillfully and intricately plotted. I did need to keep reading to see how all the puzzle pieces fit together at the end. It’s an ending that is a bit unbelievable simply because it is a somewhat happy ending; not nearly as bleak as the rest of the book. ( )
  msjudy | Jun 29, 2022 |
Loved it! I am astonished at how much research Waters appears to have done. Her grasp of 19th c. speech is extraordinary. Also, the sex scene is hot. ( )
  AlainaZ | Jun 5, 2022 |
  nagasravika.bodapati | May 4, 2022 |
London 1862, Sue Trinder is an orphan and living with Mrs Sucksby and her family of thieves, fingersmiths. Richard Rivers ' Gentleman' has a cunning plan which involves Sue going to work as a ladies maid to Miss Maud Lilly.

I started to read this book once before and gave up on it very quickly. I decided to give it another go after seeing it featured on BBC 2 Between the Covers. This time around I did finish the book.

It seems to have taken my ages to get through the book. It's a chunky 500 plus pages. The first part of the book I was quite engaged in and was loving the story. Then comes along a major twist.

The second part of the story I felt dragged. Where the first part is mainly following Sue the next follows Maud. However for me it was just a repeat of what I had just read but from the pov of Maud. This part for me was a slog to get through.

The next part is back with Sue. Again I'm back into the story and want to know how it is going to go. This part again drags slightly, and is very grim. Then the rest of the story comes to its conclusion.

Reading Sarah Waters books before I knew what I was going to get. A heavily descriptive narrative with the London part of it bring my favourite. A very long book with an excellent premise, but maybe too long for what it was. ( )
  tina1969 | Mar 17, 2022 |
Issue d’un sombre quartier londonien, Sue est engagée comme femme de chambre de Maud. Mais c’est la fortune familiale qu’elle et l’homme qui l’a introduite convoitent. Un roman fleuve dans une époque victorienne parfaitement restituée, où l’on retrouve l’inspiration de Dickens, subtilement émaillé de touches contemporaines notamment dans la psychologie des personnages. Malgré quelques longueurs, un roman choral qui, de retournements de situation en coups de théâtre, devient de plus en plus difficile à lâcher au fil des pages. ( )
  Steph. | Dec 24, 2021 |
Queen Victoria, while accepting homosexuality in men, is said not to have been able to believe lesbians existed.

Sarah Waters sets out once again to prove Her Majesty wrong in her latest novel, Fingersmith, set - as her other two novels, Tipping the Velvet and Affinity - in Victorian London.

This is hardly niche writing - or even erotic fiction, although the few love scenes are tenderly drawn.

It is instead a tremendous read that draws the reader swiftly into the teeming life that thrived underneath the various repressions of the Victorian era.
 
let's just say that Dickens, the great performer of his own work, would surely have blushed to read it.
aggiunto da Ariane65 | modificaNew York times, Tom Gilling (Feb 24, 2002)
 

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Sarah Watersautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Abrams, ErikaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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최용준Traduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
McMahon, JuanitaNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Öjerskog, MarianneTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Puchalská, Barbora PungeTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Retterbush, Stefanieautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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"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.

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