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Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue

Label
Slammerkin
Title
Slammerkin
Statement of responsibility
Emma Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Saunders's mother scratches out a meager living as a seamstress in 1760s London, but Mary longs for a more luxurious life with fine ribbons and clothes. At 13, she sneers at her mother's suggestion that she take up the needle, then makes a fateful mistake that leads her into prostitution. On the street, the young woman indulges her fine tastes and lives an independent life. When illness forces her to seek help, she vows to reform her lifestyle. Mary flees to a tiny hamlet where she finds work as a maid and seamstress. In her new life, she discovers the comforts of a home and family. But she questions whether "honest" women are any freer than prostitutes and is unable to forget her former life and her need for autonomy a need that leads to violence."-School Library Journal
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donoghue, Emma
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.O547
LC item number
S58 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saunders, Mary
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
  • Women
  • Monmouth (Wales)
  • Women murderers
  • Murder
  • Historical fiction
Label
Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm49660397
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
390 p.
Isbn
9780156007474
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)49660397
Label
Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
Publication
Control code
ocm49660397
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
390 p.
Isbn
9780156007474
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)49660397

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