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Set in London and Monmouth in the late 1700s, this is an extraordinary novel about Mary Saunders, the young daughter of a poor seamstress. Mary ...Show synopsisSet in London and Monmouth in the late 1700s, this is an extraordinary novel about Mary Saunders, the young daughter of a poor seamstress. Mary hungers greedily for fine clothes and ribbons, as people of her class do for food and warmth. It's a hunger that lures her into prostitution at the age of thirteen. Mary is thrown out by her distraught mother when she gets pregnant and almost dies on the dangerous streets of London. Her saviour is Doll - a prostitute. Mary roams London freely with Doll, selling her body to all manner of 'cullies', dressed whorishly in colourful, gaudy dresses with a painted red smile. Faced with bad debts and threats upon her life she eventually flees to Monmouth, her mother's hometown, where she attempts to start a new life as a maid in Mrs Jones's house. But Mary soon discovers that she can't escape her past and just how dearly people like her pay for yearnings not fitting to their class in society...Hide synopsis
Description:Good. 2001 hardcover with dj, STATED 1ST US EDITION, 1ST...Good. 2001 hardcover with dj, STATED 1ST US EDITION, 1ST PRINTING WITH FULL ALPHABET LINE, no marks noted in text, dj shows minor wear, Each order is emailed a USPS tracking number. All books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing.
Description:UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Paperback, 432 pages. (Born to...UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Paperback, 432 pages. (Born to poverty in eighteenth-century London, Mary Saunders's love of fine clothes and a dream of a better life take her from the world of prostitution to life as a household seamstress in Monmouth to a search for true freedom. In the end, it is clothes, their splendor and their deception, that lead Mary to disaster. Emma Donoghue's daring, sensually charged prose casts a new sheen on the squalor and glamour of eighteenth-century England. No rags to riches tale here, but nor does the author allow the brutal circumstances of Mary's life to swamp her colourful and richly textured narrative)
Description:Fine. 0151006725 Author Signed Hardcover. 2001 NY: Harcourt...Fine. 0151006725 Author Signed Hardcover. 2001 NY: Harcourt First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dustjacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0151006725. A Good Read ships from...Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0151006725. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery.; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Signed by Author.
THIS IS A VERY DARK STORY OF A YOUNG GIRL WHO IS THROWN OUT ONTO THE STREETS IN 18TH CENTURY LONDON AND HAS TO TURN TO A LIFE OF PROSTITUTION IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. GOOD DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SEEDY SIDE OF LIFE BY A VERY CAPABLE AUTHOR. DESPITE THE CHARACTERS SELFISHNESS YOU FIND YOURSELF REALLY ROOTING ...
Slammerkin would be a very enjoyable book for historical fiction fans, particularly those interested in 18th century Britain. Mary becomes a prostitute after her mother has thrown her out, and becomes adjusted to the life(this book is not for the prudish) when she has to escape to a quiet country ...
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