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  • Author:
    Sarah Waters
  • ISBN:
    1573227889
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    978-1573227889
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    Riverhead Books; First Edition edition (May 1, 2000)
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    496 pages
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Sarah Waters is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Paying Guests, The Little Stranger,The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet

Sarah Waters is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Paying Guests, The Little Stranger,The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and was named one of Granta’s best young British novelists, among other distinctions.

Tipping the Velvet (1998) is a historical novel by Sarah Waters; it is her debut novel

Tipping the Velvet (1998) is a historical novel by Sarah Waters; it is her debut novel. Set in England during the 1890s, it tells a coming of age story about a young woman named Nan who falls in love with a male impersonator, follows her to London, and finds various ways to support herself as she journeys through the city.

Tipping the Velvet book. Thus, when Sarah Waters sits down to write her novels, I am likely not the intended audience for which she spins her yarns

Tipping the Velvet book. A book about cross-dressing lesbians in Victorian England wouldn't spark enough interest in me to get past the title page. Silly me. Good thing I thought that "tipping the velvet" was a reference to the theater (hint: It's not often that I like a book, so listen up and listen well. Thus, when Sarah Waters sits down to write her novels, I am likely not the intended audience for which she spins her yarns. Possibly, I am the furthest thing from it.

Tipping the velvet, by Sarah Waters. p. cm. ISBN: 9781101078198.

Photograph: Jeremy Images. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Virago, £. 9). This all sounds very high-flown, for a book that’s also a romp and a romance. And when I open it now: ouch! All I can see are its faults. If I were writing Tipping now, what, I wonder, would I change? Well, I’d tidy it up, for starters. com or call 0330 333 6846.

Sarah Waters is a British novelist

Sarah Waters is a British novelist. She is best known for her first novel, Tipping the Velvet, as well the novels that followed, including Affinity, Fingersmith, and The Night Watch. d university, earning degrees in English literature. Before writing novels Waters worked as an academic, earning a doctorate and teaching. Waters went directly from her doctoral thesis to her first novel. It was during the process of writing her thesis that she thought she would write a novel; she began as soon as the thesis was complete. MoreLess Show More Show Less

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A delightful novel which sets a new standard for lesbian historical fiction, and should entice new readers to the genre" – Emma Donoghue.

Publisher: Virago Published: 1998 Format: Paperback RRP: £. 9 ISBN: 9781844086061. Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl – I knew it at once! – that I had ever seen. A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King – oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End 'tom'. A delightful novel which sets a new standard for lesbian historical fiction, and should entice new readers to the genre" – Emma Donoghue.

Sarah Waters was born in Wales

This one and Fingersmith are A+ Sarah Water's novels. It's compelling! Читать весь отзыв. Sarah Waters was born in Wales. She has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and her books have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith and The Night Watch have been adapted for television. Sarah Waters has been named Author of the Year four times: by the British Book Awards, the Booksellers' Association, Waterstone's Booksellers and the Stonewall Awards. She was awarded an OBE in 2019. Библиографические данные.

Sarah Water's wonderfully lush, sensuous and bawdy debut novel set in the music halls of the late century - reissued with a stunning new jacket

Sarah Water's wonderfully lush, sensuous and bawdy debut novel set in the music halls of the late century - reissued with a stunning new jacket. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters Imbued with a Dickensian sensibility, Waters’ coming-of-age novel features a young woman who falls in love with a male impersonator in Victorian London. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters. One of my favourite books! Check out her other books too, they are brilliant, esp 'Fingersmith' and 'Affinity'. Booktopia has Tipping The Velvet, Virago Modern Classics by Sarah Waters

“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.

Dark_Sun
Oh, where do I begin? First of all, I have to say that I haven't read that many erotic novels and this is only my third book about lesbian sex. So I'm not jaded as some reviewers are. I have read my share of novels, but in recent years I've preferred memoirs. So, unlike some reviewers, who felt that this story was predictable or boring or had too much sex or not enough, I can't say any of those things. I found the story to be original, interesting, exciting, stimulating, shocking, and touching. The sexual content was just right. I love books written in the first person--makes me feel so close to the protagonist. Some reviewers didn't find Nancy to be likable, but I never stopped liking her. She was certainly no saint, but she had some difficult times and brutal circumstances to contend with. To be brief, this story is about an innocent young girl who falls in love with a female performer who happens to be a male impersonator. As her life progresses, she loses some of her innocence when she uses her sexual prowess to support herself financially. The complications that develop make for a heartbreaking story as well as an amusing one. I was very happy with her choice of a final love partner, the first girlfriend she has who is more concerned with others than herself and who helps Nancy to become a more caring person. I read this book in three or four sessions and the last day I read for hours until I finished it. I had to know what happened. My world disappeared for a while. If I were to compare it to the other book I have read by Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests, I thought Tipping the Velvet moved faster than The Paying Guests, but I was more touched by the sexual descriptions in The Paying Guests.
Mala
Sarah Waters is an amazing writer. This was my 1st book of hers.
Given the comments I've seen about her books, I gave this one a try.
What a story! Nan is from a working class family. She grew up in
the kitchen of her family's restaurant. Nan's job was an oyster-opener.
That was the specialty of the house, fresh oysters. Her only outlet was go
to the local musical hall & heard the voice of Kitty Butler. Nan becomes
enamoured with this song-bird.She saves every penny to see her, at often
as possible.
Their relationship is close, but Nan truly falls for Kitty. Nan becomes her
dresser, and then part of the act itself. As time goes by, walk begins about
the ladies being "more than friends & fellow entertainers. A split happens, and
Nan finds herself out on her own.
Here is where the story takes off. Nan becomes a dandy, a girl-boy or dykein a man attire. She attracts many clients, but one is a very wealthy woman of means.
They meet and the story takes several erotic turns & twists.
Even though this is a love story between women, there is a lot in common
with love between any two people. A book to have on a rainy day, or while sitting
in a doctor's office.
Brava!
artman
1880s. Kent, England. Sisters, Nancy and Alice leave their oyster house to travel to Canterbury to see the stage acts, singers, acrobats, jugglers, comedians, and other entertainers at the Palace theater. There Nancy first hears Kitty Butler, a woman who performs dressed as a man, a masher, singing slightly ribald songs. Nancy loves the songs, and later finds herself somewhat sheepishly in love with Kitty. She, after some little time, also finds herself leaving her parents’ Whitstable home to be Butler’s dresser, and somewhat later Butler’s singing partner on the stages of London. Nancy accumulates wealth as an entertainer, but forfeits all when she feels betrayed by her lover. She falls far, rises again, falls again farther yet, before finding a much more stable landing place. Sarah Waters tells a good story, shows us the scenes, and holds us closely in Nancy’s mind and heart from beginning to end as she is steamed, roasted, and served raw.
HappyLove
I don't usually like historical fiction but will read it if there's a queer, social or political context to it, and this novel is a really valuable, well-researched glance into the world of late 19th century lesbians, drag kings, and, later in the book, feminists and socialists. I often found the stylized language to make the novel seem a tad overwritten, however, I think that it enjoys a pretty tight structure. I also loved the good balance of steamy sex scenes and real-life considerations with lodging and money, which are usually overlooked once the emphasis shifts to romantic matters.
Nancy, the protagonist, is often unlikeable, which made me like the book even more: I think Waters captured the othering and the disenfranchisement that so often happens to queer teenagers and young adults, pretty well. And I was thankful for a happy ending, which I also don't really like in general, but feel like it's an important political statement nowadays to give queer characters a non-deadly resolution.