Questions tagged [sarah-waters]

Sarah Waters (born 1966), Welsh novelist. Her works include "Tipping the Velvet" (1998) and "Fingersmith" (2002).

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Is there any ambiguity about the supernatural in Sarah Water's The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger is a gothic-style novel by Sarah Waters in which a fading aristocratic family appears to be haunted by a presence in their crumbling estate. Minor spoilers for the book follow. The ...
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What does Fingersmith say about the relationship between feminism and pornography

Minor spoilers for Fingersmith follow. Pornography is an omnipresent but tangential feature in the plot of Sarah Waters' novel Fingersmith. Several important characters are related to the trade as ...
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Use of “Poke” as Victorian slang in Fingersmith

Sarah Waters' award-winning Victorian crime novel Fingersmith makes liberal use of period underworld slang. Indeed the title is such slang for a petty thief. Most of it is unfamiliar to the modern ...