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Falsa identidad (2002)

por Sarah Waters

Otros autores: Ver la sección otros autores.

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Sue, una huérfana de 17 años,es enviada al campo como doncella de la joven Maud, para ayudar a que Caballero la seduzca y se quede con su dinero.
Añadido recientemente porRandyRasa, Arena800, PeterVize, biblioteca privada, tonythebook, MarttaR
Bibliotecas heredadasDavid Robert Jones
  1. 181
    La dama de blanco por Wilkie Collins (wonderlake, teelgee)
    teelgee: Definitely see where Sarah Waters got her inspiration!
  2. 110
    Afinidad por Sarah Waters (Booksloth)
  3. 112
    Pétalo carmesí, flor blanca por Michel Faber (starfishian, Booksloth, YossarianXeno)
    YossarianXeno: Both rollicking reads covering the more seedy aspects of life in 19th Century London
  4. 40
    La pasión por Jeanette Winterson (kaionvin)
  5. 62
    El cuento número trece por Diane Setterfield (Alialibobali, BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: These novels offer gothic suspense's classic creepy atmosphere, though with somewhat different story-lines. Fingersmith takes place in Victorian England while The Thirteenth Tale is contemporary, but both emphasize books, mysteries about birth and identity, insanity, and grand houses.… (más)
  6. 52
    Una esposa de fiar por Robert Goolrick (teelgee)
  7. 41
    Slammerkin por Emma Donoghue (rich_as_a_queen)
  8. 20
    Observaciones por Jane Harris (wandering_star)
  9. 20
    The Talented Mr. Ripley / Ripley Under Ground / Ripley's Game por Patricia Highsmith (charlie68)
    charlie68: Also a series of stories of the anti-hero.
  10. 20
    She Rises por Kate Worsley (JoEnglish)
  11. 10
    Wildthorn por Jane Eagland (blacksylph)
  12. 10
    Ronda nocturna por Sarah Waters (withwill)
  13. 10
    Summit Avenue por Mary Sharratt (Anisland)
  14. 10
    The Dark Lantern por Gerri Brightwell (Electablue)
  15. 00
    After Mrs Hamilton por Clare Ashton (Charmella1)
  16. 11
    The Book of Human Skin por Michelle Lovric (Cecilturtle)
  17. 00
    Grandes esperanzas por Charles Dickens (charlie68)
  18. 11
    Jonathan Strange y el señor Norrell/ Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) por Susanna Clarke (themulhern)
    themulhern: Books set in an historical English and evoking the writers of that time.
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    Church of Marvels por Leslie Parry (Electablue)
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    The Asylum por John Harwood (HollyMS)

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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 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.
  RosaSantos | Oct 19, 2022 |
I thought I would already know the plot more or less because I saw "The Handmaiden". I was wrong.
The first half of the book is very similar so there were no surprises for me there, but it is a completely different story after that. It was still full of twists and dark moments and it was quite unpredictable.
There were only two moments that took me out of the story because it seemed too unrealistic even considering all of the other events in the plot. One was a scene at the mad house when the nurses were drunk and the other one was a scene near the end that was so dramatic I couldn't help but laugh. So many things happened so suddenly too in that scene. It felt a bit weird and out of place.
It was enjoyable and I want to read more books by this author. ( )
  elderlingfae | Aug 11, 2022 |
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 |
  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 |
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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.
añadido por Ariane65 | editarBBC News Online, Jackie Finlay (Oct 10, 2002)
let's just say that Dickens, the great performer of his own work, would surely have blushed to read it.
añadido por Ariane65 | editarNew York times, Tom Gilling (Feb 24, 2002)

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Sarah Watersautor principaltodas las edicionescalculado
Abrams, ErikaTraductorautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
Ascari, FabrizioTraductorautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
中村, 有希Traductorautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
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Øverås, LinnTraductorautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
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McMahon, JuanitaNarradorautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
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