Fingersmith

By: Waters, Sarah

Price: $50.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Includes scarce belly band. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 548 pp. 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 the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve 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 adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways...But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.

Title: Fingersmith

Author: Waters, Sarah

Categories: Signed, Modern First Editions, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Virago: 2002

ISBN Number: 1860498825

ISBN Number 13: 9781860498824

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282565

Keywords: SARAH WATERS FICTION CONTEMPORARY,