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The Resource Slammerkin

Slammerkin

Label
Slammerkin
Title
Slammerkin
Statement of responsibility
Emma Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. 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 known freedom, and having never known love, it is freedom that motivates her. Mary asks herself if the prostitute who hires out her body is more or less free than the "honest woman" locked into marriage, or the servant who runs a household not her own? And is either as free as a man? Ultimately, Mary remains true only to the three rules she learned on the streets: Never give up your liberty. Clothes make the woman. Clothes are the greatest lie ever told
Summary
Born to poverty in eighteenth-century London, Mary Saunders' 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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2001
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064431
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Donoghue, Emma
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Slammerkin
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547443294
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Slammerkin
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547443294
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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