Slammerkin

by Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Harcourt in New York

Written in English
Cover of: Slammerkin | Emma Donoghue
Published: Pages: 390 Downloads: 303
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Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • History,
  • Murder,
  • Women murderers,
  • Women

Edition Notes

StatementEmma Donoghue
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6054.O547 S58 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination390 p. ;
Number of Pages390
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24738846M
ISBN 100156007479
ISBN 109780156007474
OCLC/WorldCa49660397

Slammerkin (eBook): Donoghue, Emma: Slammerkin: A loose gown; a loose woman. Born to rough cloth in Hogarth's London, but longing for silk, Mary Saunders's eye for a shiny red ribbon leads her to prostitution at a young age. A dangerous misstep sends her fleeing to Monmouth, and the position of household seamstress, the ordinary life of an ordinary girl with no expectations. But Mary has. Slammerkin - Ebook written by Emma Donoghue. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Slammerkin/5(80). Aug 17,  · Yes, I have read 'Room'. 'Slammerkin' is no 'Room'. Personally, I considered that a point in its favor. The one thing this book does have in common with 'Room' is that its narrator is a precocious child struggling to survive in the face of an absolutely horrendous legacy of abuse/5(76). But these are precisely the reasons that many will find ''Slammerkin'' a more accessible and boisterous read than its classic forebears. Mary tells a scholarly young man, ''Books are full of lies.'' In this case, Donoghue has come up with some fabulous ones to fill in the .

Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue My rating: 4 of 5 stars Time taken to read - 1 day Publisher - Virago Press Pages - Blurb from Goodreads. Jul 02,  · 'Slammerkin' Irish writer Emma Donoghue describes the research and ideas that went into her book, Slammerkin, and reads a bit of the clubhipicbanyoles.com's a . Slammerkin (Book): Donoghue, Emma. there was no trade like a Miss's. It required no training, capital, nor premises, and the supply of customers would never run out till the end of the world. Book reviews, Los Angeles Times book club, book news and author interviews. Book reviews, book news and author interviews. Articles about bestselling fiction and non-fiction from the Los Angeles.

Slammerkin (Book): Donoghue, Emma: "Mary Saunders's mother scratches out a meager living as a seamstress in s 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. Get this from a library! Slammerkin. [Emma Donoghue] -- "Mary Saunders's mother scratches out a meager living as a seamstress in s London, but Mary longs for a more luxurious life with fine ribbons and clothes. At 13, she sneers at her mother's.

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Jun 07,  · Slammerkin was one of the darkest and saddest books I have read. The book covers 3 years in the life of Mary Saunders, and takes place in the mid 's in London and, primarily, Monmouth. It should also be noted that according the author's note, it is based on a real person/5. Feb 06,  · Slammerkin tells the story of teenaged Mary Saunders in 18th century London, who resorts to a life of selling her body in an effort to move past her working class, poverty stricken upbringing.

The first thing I want to say is that Emma Donoghue is such a talented writer. I hadn’t read anything by her beforehand, but most will know her from Room.4/5().

Slammerkin tells the story of teenaged Mary Saunders in 18th century London, who resorts to a life of selling her body in an effort to move past her working class, poverty stricken upbringing.

The first Slammerkin book I want to say is that Emma Donoghue is such a talented writer. I hadn’t read anything by her beforehand, but most will know her from Room.4/5().

A personal note: Slammerkin began as one of the stories for the collection I would go on to publish as The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, but I soon realized that it would take the length of a novel to figure out why this murder happened back in The work I was doing for my PhD on eighteenth-century fiction really helped, giving the novel a fiercely revisionist take on gender, class and race.

Born in Slammerkin book, Emma Donoghue spent many years in England and now lives in Canada. She is the author of Slammerkin as well as two other novels, a collection of short stories, and a collection of fairy tales.

Her novels have been translated into eight languages/5. Feb 06,  · "Slammerkin," an 18th-century term meaning a loose gown or loose woman, is a fitting title for Irish writer Donoghue's (Hood) third novel.

Mary Saunders's mother scratches out a meager living as a seamstress in s London, but Mary longs for a more luxurious life with fine ribbons and clothes.4/4(). A slammerkin is a loose dress, and also a loose woman. Emma Donoghue, author of Room, based this book on the true story of a girl who was executed in for murdering her mistress, and who apparently did it from a longing for ‘fine clothes’.

While this wasn’t exactly a. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, - Fiction - pages 54 Reviews Born to rough cloth in working-class London inMary Saunders hungers for linen and lace.

Her lust for a shiny red ribbon leads /5(54). Feb 16,  · Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue – review Emma Donoghue's coming-of-age story of a teenage girl fending for herself in the s exerts a considerable grip Natasha Tripney.

Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month 14 results for Books: "slammerkin. Slammerkin (London: Virago,reissued ; New York: Harcourt, ; Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, ). Inspired by a murder that took place in the Welsh Borders inSlammerkin, my third novel (and first historically inspired one), is about a prostitute obsessed with clothes.A surprise bestseller, it was a Main Selection of the Book of the Month Club and the Quality Paperback.

Book Summary Slammerkin: A loose gown; a loose woman. Born to rough cloth in Hogarth's London, but longing for silk, Mary Saunders's eye for a shiny red ribbon leads her to prostitution at a young age. This boldly imagined historical fiction—reminiscent, though by no means imitative, of both Defoe’s classic Moll Flanders and Margaret Atwood’s recent Alias Grace—represents a quantum leap forward for its Irish-born (now Canadian) author.

The antiheroine and protagonist is Mary Saunders, a young woman whose ingenuous lust for “fine clothing” (e.g., the “slammerkin,” which.

Fiction Book Review: SLAMMERKIN by Emma Donoghue, Author. Harcourt $24 (p) ISBN Donoghue takes scraps of the intriguing true story. May 01,  · Slammerkin is not a romantic story or vast historical saga, but rather an intimate look at the grit and grime of a life that was a fight against the odds from the start.

While not a cheery novel, it is engaging on many levels.4/4(85). From the award-winning author of the Native American classic Fools Crow, a richly crafted novel of cultural crossing that is a triumph of storytelling and the historical imagination.

May 01,  · Book Overview Slammerkin: A loose gown; a loose woman. Born to rough cloth in Hogarth's London, but longing for silk, Mary Saunders's eye for a 5/5(6). Slammerkin is based on a real case of a girl who killed her employer in How do you think this factual basis has affected Emma Donoghue's writing of the novel.

If you had not known that it was based on fact, would you have read Slammerkin differently. Why do you think an author would choose to set a novel in the past rather than the present.

I decided to read this book on a whim because I wanted out of my book funk Wrong book. This put me in an even bigger one. This story rocked my world.

It made me gasp, laugh, it broke my heart and stomped on the pieces. Slammer is a story about love and strength. It's about knowing yourself/5.

Jun 24,  · Born to rough cloth in working-class London inMary Saunders hungers for velvet and lace—a desire that leads her to a life of prostitution, where she encounters a freedom unknown to virtuous young women.

In the end, it is clothes, their splendour and their deception, that bring Mary to the brink of disaster. Slammerkin is both a brilliant evocation of another era and a timeless tale of /5(53). It could be said that Slammerkin is an archetypal story about the longing for, and the killing of, the mother.

Do you agree. Compare the kinds of “mothering” Mary gets from Susan Digot, Doll Higgins, and Jane Jones. Slammerkin contains some graphic sex scenes.

Did these add to or detract from your enjoyment of the book. Emma Donoghue (born 24 October ) is an Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and an international best-seller. Donoghue's novel Hood won the Stonewall Book Award.

and Slammerkin () won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction. Room was adapted into a film of the same name, for which Nationality: Irish, Canadian. Editions for Slammerkin: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Hardcover published in ), X (Paperback publ. Set in London and Monmouth in the eighteenth century, Slammerkin is the story of Mary, a fourteen year old girl abandoned by her family and forced to resort to prostitution in order to survive.

Be warned - it is often deeply harrowing. Slammerkin Quotes Showing of 30 “For all the books in his possession, he still failed to read the stories written plain as day in the faces of the people around him.” ― Emma Donoghue, Slammerkin “Sometimes words were like glass that broke in her mouth.”.

Aug 17,  · Buy Slammerkin (Virago Modern Classics) by Emma Donoghue (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(79). Aug 11,  · ‎Set in London and Monmouth in the late s, 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 t /5(25).

Free download or read online Slammerkin pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Emma Donoghue. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are Mary Saunders.

The book has been awarded with Ferro /5. Jun 30,  · texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. Books to Borrow. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library.

Slammerkin Item Preview remove-circlePages: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at clubhipicbanyoles.com. This book is based on a real person, Mary Saunders. There is apparently very little information about her, so this novel is the author's attempt to create a life for her.

Emma Donaghue did an excellent job. I found myself really hoping Mary would rise above her beginnings and do well for herself. I did find this book very difficult to put down%(83).Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue Book Resume: 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.

25, first printing.About the Book Slammerkin. by Emma Donoghue. Born to rough cloth in working-class London inMary Saunders hungers for linen and lace.

Her lust for a shiny red ribbon leads her to a life of prostitution at a young age, where she encounters a freedom unknown to virtuous young women. But a dangerous misstep sends her fleeing to Monmouth and.