The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change.

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

ISBN: 1594633924

Category: Fiction

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The "volcanically sexy" ( USA Today ) bestseller 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.
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Summary of The Paying Guests

Summary of The Paying Guests

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A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of Sarah Waters the Paying Guests

A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of Sarah Waters  the Paying Guests

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: * Summary of entire book * Introduction to the important people in the book * Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters is a historical romance novel and crime story. It is set just outside postwar London in the year 1922. Frances Wray is a twenty-six-year-old single woman who lives with her widowed mother, Emily. After losing her two brothers in the war, Frances is left to take care of her mother and the household. Her father mismanaged the family's financial affairs before his death, leaving his wife and daughter struggling to get by with few resources. The Wrays are forced to dismiss the household help, leaving Frances to do most of the household chores. Frances decides she must rent out some of the rooms in their house to help with money issues. Frances makes arrangements for Leonard and Lilian Barber, a young, married, working class couple, to move into the rooms on the second floor of the Wray home. Leonard's friend, Charles Wismuth, helps them move in...
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The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests

The pay was wretched, of course, but the work was interesting. The paper had its
own printing press; she was to learn how ... Frances said, 'We call them paying
guests, on Champion Hill.' 'They've arrived? Why didn't you say? How deep you ...

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349004594

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE This novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Stranger, is a brilliant 'page-turning melodrama and a fascinating portrait of London of the verge of great change' (Guardian) 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. For 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. And as passions mount and frustration gathers, no one can foresee just how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. This is vintage Sarah Waters: beautifully described with excruciating tension, real tenderness, believable characters, and surprises. It is above all a wonderful, compelling story. 'You will be hooked within a page . . . At her greatest, Waters transcends genre: the delusions in Affinity (1999), the vulnerability in Fingersmith (2002), the undercurrents of social injustice and the unexplained that underlie all her work, take her, in my view, well beyond the capabilities of her more seriously regarded Booker-winning peers. But The Paying Guests is the apotheosis of her talent; at least for now. I have tried and failed to find a single negative thing to say about it. Her next will probably be even better. Until then, read it, Flaubert, Zola, and weep' -Charlotte Mendelson, Financial Times
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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters A 15 minute Summary Analysis

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters   A 15 minute Summary   Analysis

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters is a historical romance novel and crime story. It is set just outside postwar London in the year 1922. Frances Wray is a twenty-six-year-old single woman who lives with her widowed mother, Emily. After losing her two brothers in the war, Frances is left to take care of her mother and the household. Her father mismanaged the family’s financial affairs before his death, leaving his wife and daughter struggling to get by with few resources. The Wrays are forced to dismiss the household help, leaving Frances to do most of the household chores. Frances decides she must rent out some of the rooms in their house to help with money issues. Frances makes arrangements for Leonard and Lilian Barber, a young, married, working class couple, to move into the rooms on the second floor of the Wray home. Leonard’s friend, Charles Wismuth, helps them move in…
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The Paying Guest

The Paying Guest

It's a very common arrangement nowadays , you know ; they are called ' paying
guests . ' Of I shouldn't dream of having any one you didn't thoroughly like the
look of . " “ Do you think , " asked Emmeline , doubtfully , " that we should quite do
?

Author: George Gissing

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ISBN: PRNC:32101068598612

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The Paying Guest

The Paying Guest

It's a very common arrangement nowadays, you know; they are called "paying
guests." Of course I shouldn't dream of having anyone you didn't thoroughly like
the look of.' 'Do you think,' asked Emmeline doubtfully, 'that we should quite do?

Author: George Gissing

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775450313

Category: Fiction

Page: 131

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Over the course of his literary careeer, George Gissing emerged as a chronicler of Britain's emerging middle class. In novels such as New Grub Street, he took it upon himself to outline the challenges facing this new demographic niche, which he described as "well educated, fairly bred, but without money." The Paying Guest explores same of the same themes -- class tensions, intrigue, and the grit beneath the glittering surface of the Victorian era.
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Study Guide

Study Guide

This 95-page guide for "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 17 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 95-page guide for "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 17 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Dissolving Social Class Hierarchy in Postwar England and Guilt and Moral Culpability.
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The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change.

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

ISBN: 1445043696

Category: Boardinghouses

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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. For 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. And as passions mount and frustration gathers, no one can foresee just how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be.
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The Paying Guest

The Paying Guest

The Nimmo contingent of three might have been lost in the gathering of a dozen
guests on the Sclanders side , including some very odd and elderly maiden aunts
and a rubicund uncle given to puns ; but Ness had dressed her imperial person ...

Author: George Blake

Publisher: London : Collins

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036403041

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Paying Guests

Paying Guests

This classic novel, originally published in 1929, is being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Author: E. F. Benson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473372894

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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A delightful book for anybody familiar with Benson's work, full of all the usual light, wit and satirical caricatures that Benson does so well. This classic novel, originally published in 1929, is being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.
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The Paying Guests

The Paying Guests

No reading group should be without this companion guide to Sarah Waters' literary thriller, The Paying Guests.

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ISBN: 1503163857

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No reading group should be without this companion guide to Sarah Waters' literary thriller, The Paying Guests. A comprehensive guide to this contemporary classic, this discussion aid includes all the information you need to get your book club discussion up and running: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; plot synopsis; themes & symbols; character analysis; discussion questions; recommended further reading and even an quick quiz.
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A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of the Paying Guests

A 15 Minute Summary and Analysis of the Paying Guests

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: * Summary of entire book * Introduction to the important people in the book * Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread: Summary The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters is a historical romance novel and crime story. It is set just outside postwar London in the year 1922. Frances Wray is a twenty-six-year-old single woman who lives with her widowed mother, Emily. After losing her two brothers in the war, Frances is left to take care of her mother and the household. Her father mismanaged the family's financial affairs before his death, leaving his wife and daughter struggling to get by with few resources. The Wrays are forced to dismiss the household help, leaving Frances to do most of the household chores. Frances decides she must rent out some of the rooms in their house to help with money issues. Frances makes arrangements for Leonard and Lilian Barber, a young, married, working class couple, to move into the rooms on the second floor of the Wray home. Leonard's friend, Charles Wismuth, helps them move in...
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The Paying Guest

The Paying Guest

The Paying Guest: Large Print by George Gissing 'No fear of that. This is evidently some well-to-do person. It's a very common arrangement nowadays, you know; they are called "paying guests.

Author: George Gissing

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The Paying Guest: Large Print by George Gissing 'No fear of that. This is evidently some well-to-do person. It's a very common arrangement nowadays, you know; they are called "paying guests." Of course I shouldn't dream of having anyone you didn't thoroughly like the look of.' 'Do you think, ' asked Emmeline doubtfully, 'that we should quite do? "Well-connected family"--' 'My dear girl! Surely we have nothing to be ashamed of?' 'Of course not, Clarence. But--and "pleasant society." What about that?' 'Your society is pleasant enough, I hope, ' answered Mumford, gracefully. 'And the Fentimans--' This was the only family with whom they were intimate at Sutton. Nice people; a trifle sober, perhaps, and not in conspicuously flourishing circumstances; but perfectly presentable. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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Fingersmith

Fingersmith

Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways...But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101057025

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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“Oliver Twist with a twist…Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story.”—The New York Times Book Review The Handmaiden, a film adaptation of Fingersmith, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Tae-Ri, is now available. Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways...But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.
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The Night Watch

The Night Watch

In scenes set in a quiet dating agency, a bombed-out church and a prison cell, the stories of these five lives begin to intertwine and we uncover the desire and regret that has bound them together.

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350014084

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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I thought everything would change, after the war. And now, no one even mentions it. It is as if we all got together in private and said whatever you do don't mention that, like it never happened. It's the late 1940s. Calm has returned to London and five people are recovering from the chaos of war. In scenes set in a quiet dating agency, a bombed-out church and a prison cell, the stories of these five lives begin to intertwine and we uncover the desire and regret that has bound them together. Sarah Waters's story of illicit love and everyday heroism takes us from a dazed and shattered post-war Britain back into the heart of the Blitz, towards the secrets that are hidden there. Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor has created a thrilling and theatrically inventive adaptation of a great modern novel. The stage adaptation of The Night Watch was premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, on 16 May 2016.
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Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

“Erotic and absorbing…Written with startling power.”—The New York Times Book Review Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in ...

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101078198

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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“Erotic and absorbing…Written with startling power.”—The New York Times Book Review Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.
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Punch

Punch

They have found The Colonel would have thought forget his dignity as an officer
and a Paying Guests . The Paying that any feller who'd been in the gentleman as
to throw even one pair Guests are to remain at the Manor for Army would have ...

Author: Mark Lemon

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019662284

Category: English wit and humor

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Paying Guests a Novel Primary Source Edition

Paying Guests  a Novel   Primary Source Edition

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: E. f. 1867-1940 Benson

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1295748738

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Page: 306

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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