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The Resource The paying guests, Sarah Waters, (electronic resource)

The paying guests, Sarah Waters, (electronic resource)

Label
The paying guests
Title
The paying guests
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Waters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Little Stranger and Fingersmith, an enthralling novel about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London. It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa'a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants'life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the 'clerk class,' the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances's life'or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction, and here she has delivered again. A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, The Paying Guests is Sarah Waters's finest achievement yet
Summary
You can almost bet that a situation with long-term guests–paying or not–is not going to turn out well. This novel by Waters, who many know from her earlier books Tipping the Velvet and The Little Stranger, will keep you turning the page to see just how tense things can get, and how far fear and passion can push someone. -- Elizabeth Angelastro for LibraryReads
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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321711
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The paying guests, Sarah Waters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=AB4ABB97-C3C4-4E8E-8F45-1A0DFE01E2A4
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn883368476
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698157705
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00398075
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AB4ABB97-C3C4-4E8E-8F45-1A0DFE01E2A4
System control number
(OCoLC)883368476
Label
The paying guests, Sarah Waters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=AB4ABB97-C3C4-4E8E-8F45-1A0DFE01E2A4
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn883368476
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698157705
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00398075
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
AB4ABB97-C3C4-4E8E-8F45-1A0DFE01E2A4
System control number
(OCoLC)883368476

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