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Sarah Waters (1) (1966–)

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About the Author

Sarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has a Ph.D. in English. She is the author of several books including Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, The Night Watch, and The Paying Guests. Fingersmith won the CWA Ellis Peters Dagger Award for Historical Crime Fiction and the South Bank Show Award for mostrar mais Literature. She has won a Betty Trask Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. In 2003, she was chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and was named Author of the Year by the British Book Awards, The Booksellers' Association and Waterstone's Booksellers. Several of her novels have been adapted for television. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Sarah Waters

Na ponta dos dedos (2002) 7,867 cópias
Tipping the Velvet (1998) 5,114 cópias
Estranha presença (2009) 5,104 cópias
The Night Watch (2006) 4,410 cópias
Affinity (1999) 3,346 cópias
The Paying Guests (2014) 3,210 cópias

Associated Works

Nights at the Circus (1984) — Introdução, algumas edições2,676 cópias
Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman (1926) — Introdução, algumas edições1,542 cópias
A View of the Harbour (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições582 cópias
Granta 81: Best of Young British Novelists 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 273 cópias
The Trail of the Serpent (1861) — Introdução, algumas edições188 cópias
A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing (2023) — Narrador, algumas edições81 cópias
Tipping the Velvet [2002 TV mini series] (2004) — Original novel — 80 cópias
Fingersmith [2005 TV mini series] (2005) — Original book — 60 cópias
The Handmaiden [2016 film] (2013) — Original novel — 56 cópias
Virago Is 40 (2013) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Affinity [2008 film] (2008) — Original novel — 19 cópias
The Little Stranger [2018 film] (2018) — Original novel — 10 cópias
Tipping the Velvet - play (2015) — Original novel — 6 cópias
The Mechanics' Institute Review: Issue 2 (2005) — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)
The Night Watch (Modern Plays) (2016) — Original novel — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



Bowie's Top 100, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters em 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (Abril 2016)
The Night Watch: 1940s vocabulary em One LibraryThing, One Book (Junho 2015)
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters em Orange January/July (Fevereiro 2015)


from The Guardian:

So much for openers. Waters's breakthrough into the mainstream came in 2002 with Fingersmith (more Victorian slang - for a pickpocket, and also a midwife - gravid with sexual innuendo), which was shortlisted for both Orange and Man Booker. Kate Mosse, bestselling author of Labyrinth and Sepulchre, says: "It's contemporary Gothic, something few writers - contemporary or classic - ever pull off." A year later, in another critical coup, she was nominated for Granta's fashionable top 20, the Best of Young British. Other critics have noticed that Waters also takes inspiration from Angela Carter, Philippa Gregory and AS Byatt. Mosse again: "Her research is lightly worn, but utterly trustworthy, and she has an authenticity of historical voice that never falters. She's never showy, yet her writing is rich and inventive, the stuff of treats."

Fidelis Morgan, who writes the Countess Ashby de la Zouche series (The Rival Queens, Fortune's Slave, etc) and also transforms racy historical research into ripping yarns, notes that "Fingersmith is an intoxicating novel with a twist so astonishing it made me gasp aloud. The clever part is that it makes you have to rewind the whole book and reassess each character." Another powerful advocate for Waters's writing, the novelist Philip Hensher says she has made "a great link between the secrecy of queer sexualities and the secrets and revelations of the Gothic tradition. I think she's a big feminine novelist in the large-scale English ensemble tradition of Rosamund Lehmann, Elizabeth Bowen and especially Elizabeth Taylor." http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/10/books-sarah-waters

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featherbooks | outras 286 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
A big old-fashioned English countryside novel which I did not want to put down, this book moved along at a dignified but sprightly pace, a ghost story narrated by a man of science (the doctor). It recalled Wilkie Collins in its setting and the reasoned deductions on the narrator's part but moved much faster and the ending leaves me pondering ghostly things. Well-written and enjoyable.
featherbooks | outras 344 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Extremely suspenseful, twisty, really good novel about a band of thieves and a host of secrets. It will keep you guessing until the end. it's the kind of book you want to re-read immediately after you finish.
bostonbibliophile | outras 286 resenhas | May 5, 2024 |
Dr. Faraday, a local GP in a Warwickshire town, is called out to tend to a sick housemaid at the local manor house, Hundreds Hall. There he meets the Ayres family, the last of a noble line, and sees their once-beautiful estate fallen to ruins through impoverishment and neglect. A relationship forms between Faraday and the Ayres family, and he becomes both doctor and guest to the widowed mother and her two surviving children, who are in their twenties.

Terrible and inexplicable tragedies occur at Hundreds Hall. Injuries, death, and madness plague the family and their guests. Sarah Waters is a dab hand at invoking atmosphere, and much like Shirley Jackson's Hill House, the building itself becomes a place of tension, fear, and power. The book is creepy, not a book to be read when one is alone at night, and it is a well-narrated tale that genuinely captures the essence of its characters.

I would have given the book more stars were I not dissatisfied with the ending, about which I will say nothing more. It's a good book for anyone who likes spine-tingling tales.
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ahef1963 | outras 344 resenhas | May 4, 2024 |


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