The Resource Affinity, Sarah Waters

Affinity, Sarah Waters

Label
Affinity
Title
Affinity
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Waters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870's , AFFINITY is an eerie and utterly compelling ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery and a poignant love story with an unexpected twist in the tale. Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London's most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prisons more unlikely inmates - the imprisoned spiritualist - Selina Dawes. Sympathetic to the plight of this innocent-seeming girl, Margaret sees herself dispensing guidance and perhaps friendship on her visits, little expecting to find herself dabbling in a twilight world of seances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions
Summary
Visiting a grim Victorian London prison as part of rehabilitative charity work, upper-class suicide survivor Margaret Prior is drawn into the world of enigmatic spiritualist and inmate Selina Dawes and is persuaded to help her escape
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Somerset Maugham Award, 2000.
  • Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
061176
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waters, Sarah
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spiritualism
  • Reformatories for women
Target audience
adult
Label
Affinity, Sarah Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 1999
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781860496929
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Affinity, Sarah Waters
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 1999
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781860496929
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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