History Literature / Fingersmith

31st May '17 2:44:41 PM HighCrate
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* DoubleEntendre: The title.
* TheDungAges: London.
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]]
* EvilPlan: It all starts with conmen trying to swindle an heiress....
* [[spoiler: FakeMark: Maud]]

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* %%* DoubleEntendre: The title.
* %%* TheDungAges: London.
* %%* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]]
* %%* EvilPlan: It all starts with conmen trying to swindle an heiress....
* %%* [[spoiler: FakeMark: Maud]]



* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Maud]]'s read enough lesbian erotica to know how to [[spoiler: pretend to be seduced]].
* GirlsLove: Sue and Maud. Yes, they go all the way [[spoiler:...and survive]].
* GoAmongMadPeople

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* %%* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Maud]]'s read enough lesbian erotica to know how to [[spoiler: pretend to be seduced]].
* %%* GirlsLove: Sue and Maud. Yes, they go all the way [[spoiler:...and survive]].
* %%* GoAmongMadPeople
21st May '17 10:53:26 AM nombretomado
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The third novel by British author Sarah Waters, ''Fingersmith'' tells the story of [[VictorianBritain Victorian]] thief Sue Trinder, who agrees to help con sheltered heiress Maud Lilly out of her inheritance, but ThePlan begins to go awry when she finds herself falling in love with the innocent and beautiful Maud.

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The third novel by British author Sarah Waters, ''Fingersmith'' tells the story of [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] thief Sue Trinder, who agrees to help con sheltered heiress Maud Lilly out of her inheritance, but ThePlan begins to go awry when she finds herself falling in love with the innocent and beautiful Maud.
5th Nov '16 9:39:58 PM JBK405
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The book was turned into a popular Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries in 2005. A South Korean movie re-envisioning in a pre-World War II setting called ''The Handmaiden'' debuted in 2016.

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The book was turned into a popular Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries in 2005. A South Korean movie re-envisioning The story was re-imagined in a pre-World War II setting called ''The Handmaiden'' debuted Korea under Japanese occupation in 2016.
the 2016 film ''Film/TheHandmaiden''.
17th Aug '16 1:00:24 AM perona
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The book was turned into a popular Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries in 2005. A South Korean movie re-envisioning in a pre-World War II setting called ''The Handmaiden'' debuted 2016.

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The book was turned into a popular Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries in 2005. A South Korean movie re-envisioning in a pre-World War II setting called ''The Handmaiden'' debuted in 2016.
17th Aug '16 12:58:19 AM perona
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The book was turned into a popular Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries in 2005 and a South Korean movie re-envisioning in a pre-World War II setting called ''The Handmaiden'' debuted 2016.

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The book was turned into a popular Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries in 2005 and a 2005. A South Korean movie re-envisioning in a pre-World War II setting called ''The Handmaiden'' debuted 2016.
17th Aug '16 12:57:53 AM perona
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The book was later turned into a popular Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries.

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The book was later turned into a popular Creator/{{BBC}} miniseries.
miniseries in 2005 and a South Korean movie re-envisioning in a pre-World War II setting called ''The Handmaiden'' debuted 2016.
21st Apr '16 10:09:07 AM Erivale
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* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]].

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* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]].EarnYourHappyEnding]]



* IncompatibleOrientation: "Mr and Mrs Rivers", i.e. Gentleman and Maud.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: "Mr and Mrs Rivers", i.e. Gentleman and Maud. [[spoiler:As both are homosexual, their "wedding night" consisted of Gentleman cutting his hand to put blood on the sheets, then sleeping in a chair because he didn't trust Maud not to strangle him in his sleep.]]
* KickTheDog: Despite being a story chalk-full of morally-grey people, most of them only do what they do for a reason, which generally involves profit. Gentleman, however, takes pleasure in small acts of pointless cruelty. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard It even gets him killed]], as he died in a scuffle that began when Maud tried to get him to stop telling Sue the truth.]]
17th Jan '16 3:45:25 AM LaStella
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* BecomingTheMask: Both Maude and Sue.

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* BecomingTheMask: Both Maude Maud and Sue.



* GambitPileup: What starts as an EvilPlan on the part of Gentleman and Sue turns out to be part of [[spoiler:Gentleman and Maude's]] plan. Which, in the end, was all orchestrated by [[spoiler:Mrs. Sucksby]], unbeknownst to ''anyone''.

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* GambitPileup: What starts as an EvilPlan on the part of Gentleman and Sue turns out to be part of [[spoiler:Gentleman and Maude's]] Maud's]] plan. Which, in the end, was all orchestrated by [[spoiler:Mrs. Sucksby]], unbeknownst to ''anyone''.
17th Jan '16 3:42:42 AM LaStella
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* UnwittingPawn: Subverted with Maude and Sue.

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* UnwittingPawn: Subverted with Maude Maud and Sue.
17th Jan '16 3:41:19 AM LaStella
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Maud. She enjoys hurting her servants, physically and emotionally, she has moments of what seems to be depersonalization, and also displays ''some'' symptoms of OCD. She's afraid it's [[InTheBlood her mother's madness]], but it's actually likely this is how [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror her circumstances shaped her]]. Also the drops, of course.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Maud is described as having fair hair in the book, but is a brunette in the adaptation.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Maud.Maud, in the book. She enjoys hurting her servants, physically and emotionally, she has moments of what seems to be depersonalization, and also displays ''some'' symptoms of OCD. She's originally afraid it's [[InTheBlood her mother's madness]], but it's actually likely this is how [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror her circumstances shaped her]]. Also the drops, of course.



* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Mrs. Sucksby]] is remarkably sympathetic for someone who [[spoiler: condemned her adoptive daughter to a FateWorseThanDeath in order to get her biological daughter back, as well as a whole lot of money]]. It helps that she seems to feel regretful almost immediately, and that [[spoiler: she takes the blame for the murder of Gentleman]]

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Mrs. Sucksby]] is remarkably sympathetic for someone who [[spoiler: condemned her adoptive daughter to a FateWorseThanDeath in order to get her biological daughter back, as well as a whole lot of money]]. It helps that she seems to feel regretful almost immediately, and that [[spoiler: she takes the blame for the murder of Gentleman]]Gentleman]].



* BrokenBird: Maud... oh so much. Sue as well

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* BreakTheHaughty: Mr Lilly and his staff do this to Maud, when she first comes to Briar.
* BrokenBird: Maud... oh so much. Sue as wellwell.
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