I completed my reading of Fingersmith last night – I was a bit bummed that I couldn’t get it into July’s book count but whatever. I have quite a few page corners turned down, too!
So, rather than a review or thoughts post right now, I thought I would just list the few lines and quick impressions. Ask away if you have any questions you would like me to answer. I will hopefully post this weekend or Monday.
In the meantime, keep reading YOUR copy of Fingersmith and come back here on August 10!
Page 117 – is this foreshadowing or right out ‘foreTELLING’?
“We were thinking secrets. Real secrets, and snide*. Too many to count. When I try now to sort out who knew what and who knew nothing, who knew everything and who was a fraud, I have to stop and give it up, it makes my head spin.”
Page 202 – on the status of women:
“Had they been gentlemen, and rich – instead of women – then they would have passed as scholars and commanded staffs.”
page 293 – How thoroughly fascinating is poor Maud’s ‘education’ –
“… I thought desire smaller, neater; I supposed it bound to its own organs as taste is bound to the mouth, vision to the eye.”
page 302 – I don’t quite understand the last line of Chap 10, Part Two.
“And so you see it is love – no scorn, not malice; only love – …”
Page 376 – on deadly fabric dye! I read all about this in a book about the color mauve:
“Only a touch of arsenic in that green – won’t harm you at all, so long as you keep from sweating too hard in the bodice.”
* snide – Brit term for counterfeit.