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10 edition of The dress lodger found in the catalog.

The dress lodger

by Sheri Holman

  • 369 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sunderland (Tyne and Wear, England)
    • Subjects:
    • Teenage prostitution -- Fiction,
    • Unmarried mothers -- Fiction,
    • Single mothers -- Fiction,
    • Body snatching -- Fiction,
    • Prostitutes -- Fiction,
    • Physicians -- Fiction,
    • Sunderland (Tyne and Wear, England) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSheri Holman.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3558.O35596 D74 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6789075M
      ISBN 100345436911
      LC Control Number00048571
      OCLC/WorldCa45100092

      The Dress Lodger is a grim and unsavoury Dickens. The writing is very descriptive, bordering on purple prose. It begins with a “fourth wall” technique speaking to the character just written, and continues throughout to use uniquely creative techniques/5(42). The Dress Lodger Sheri Holman Buy this book Scrawny and tough, o Gustine is the heartrending protagonist of Holman's brilliantly stark portrayal of 19th-century urban life, class.

      The official website of Sheri Holman, novelist and screenwriter. The Dress Lodger is a remarkable book."-- Richmond Times Dispatch "With shades of Caleb Carr, Holman digs us up an atmosphere and character while she's unwinding her merciless plot--should anyone really trust a surgeon with no heart?--and the results are both thrilling and, well, sort of yucky. A fine effort."

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The Dress Lodger is an even better book than Holman's first, with prose that's more limber and vivid-and with, appropriately enough, more heart "New York Times Book Review"/5().

If Clive Barker ever writes a historical novel, he’ll be hard pressed to invent horrors more lurid than the rotting corpses and dangling viscera that grace, so to speak, this lurid and fascinating second novel from Holman (A Stolen Tongue, ).

Teenaged Gustine (the —dress lodger—), a prostitute whose “master” garbs her in finery in order to attract the lust of well Author: Sheri Holman.

The Dress Lodger, a cunning historical thriller charged with a distinctly modern voice, is the book that launched Sheri Holman into bestsellerdom.

With overcopies sold and a consistent top "Reader's Circle" performer for Ballantine, it was superbly reviewed, chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, and nominated for the International /5(87).

“In The Dress Lodger, Sheri Holman brings to new realms the ambition and gusto she exhibited so dazzlingly in her debut novel, A Stolen TongueIf she flirts with melodrama, it is only in the way that Wuthering Heights does, or the novels of Dickens: that is, it is merely the exuberance of an outstandingly generous and fertile Dress Lodger is an even better book.

The book also teems with beautifully written sequences that are shocking, amusing and moving. A 6-year-old girl emulates her only positive role model: a ferret. A cruel, cyclopean hag melts at the sight of Gustine's baby. "The Dress Lodger" is about science and commerce, rich and poor, and the sacrifices made in the name of by: 3.

The Dress Lodger is Holman’s second novel. According to the story, dress lodging is defined as a poor prostitute being loaned a fancy dress to attract a wealthier clientele. The more money she makes, the higher her own status. In return, she is given a place to stay. Each night, Gustine wears a stunning blue gown to attract men.

The Lodger was written around by London-born Marie Belloc Lowndes, who lived in the city during the killing spree of serial killer Jack the Ripper some 20+ years previously.

Surely Lowndes stored up many impressions of that time, and used them to craft this subtle tale that has since been adapted several times to screen/5. About the Book The Dress Lodger. by Sheri Holman. In Sunderland, England, a city quarantined by the cholera epidemic ofa defiant, fifteen-teen-year old beauty in an elegant blue dress makes her way between shadow and lamp light.

A potter's assistant by day and dress lodger by night, Gustine sells herself for necessity in a rented gown. ''The Dress Lodger'' is an even better book than Holman's first, with prose that's more limber and vivid -- and with, appropriately enough, more heart.

Annette Kobak is the author of ''Isabelle,'' a biography of the 19th-century traveler Isabelle Eberhardt. The Dress Lodger, a cunning historical thriller charged with a distinctly modern voice, is the book that launched Sheri Holman into overcopies sold and a consistent top “Reader’s Circle” performer for Ballantine, it was superbly reviewed, chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin /5(64).

By the best-selling author of The Dress Lodger, Sheri Holman’s new and most ambitious novel to date, Witches on the Road Tonight, uncovers the secrets and lies that echo through three generations of one Appalachian is a deeply human, urgent exploration of America’s doomed love affair with fear.

On the eve of World War II, eight-year-old Eddie Alley lies in bed. Free download or read online The Dress Lodger pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Sheri Holman. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are Gustine, Dr. Henry Chiver/5. The Dress Lodger, a cunning historical thriller charged with a distinctly modern voice, is the book that launched Sheri Holman into overcopies sold and a consistent top "Reader's Circle" performer for Ballantine, it was superbly reviewed, chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

This was followed by the bestselling The Dress Lodger, named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year inand a nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

After publishing a young adult title inHolman returned with The Mammoth Cheese inwhich was a finalist for the UK Orange Prize for : Fiction, Novel, Television.

This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear. Seller Inventory # mon More information about this seller | Contact this seller The Dress Lodger.

Sheri Holman. Published by Grove Press. ISBN ISBN Used. Softcover. Quantity Available: 1. From: Free. Describe the voice of the narrator in The Dress Lodger. How is the narrative voice different from that of most contemporary novels.

Does the voice remind you of other books you may have read. Does the narrator play a role in the story. How do you, as a reader, react when the narrator addresses you directly.

The Dress Lodger is a remarkable book.” —Jennifer Davis McDaid, Richmond Times Dispatch “With shades of Caleb Carr, Holman digs us up an atmosphere and character while she’s unwinding her merciless plot—should anyone really trust a surgeon with no heart?—and the results are both thrilling and, well, sort of yucky.

Get this from a library. The dress lodger. [Sheri Holman] -- In a novel set in Sunderland, England, during the Industrial Revolution, a prostitute rents a blue dress to attract a higher class of client and meets a surgeon who needs help securing cadavers for.

In sinister industrial England, fifteen-year-old Gustine is a "dress lodger," a prostitute who rents a beautiful blue dress from her landlord to attract a higher class of clientele.

By day a potter's assistant, by night a courtesan of the streets, Gustine works to support her fragile only child, born with a remarkable anatomical defect. Surgeon Henry Chiver is a Author: Sheri Holman. Fifteen-year-old Gustine is a "dress lodger", a young prostitute who rents a beautiful blue dress from her landlord to attract a higher class of clientele.

To make sure she earns her fees and to keep her from running off with his fantastical gown, her pimp has set a malevolent old woman, known only as "the Eye", to follow her through the back /5(2).Get this from a library!

The dress lodger. [Sheri Holman] -- A novel on the hardship of the Industrial Revolution through the eyes of an Englishwoman forced to be a prostitute to make ends meet.

A potter's assistant during the day, she changes at night into a.