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The Little Stranger

Waters, Sarah

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ISBN 10: 1844086011 / ISBN 13: 9781844086016
Editorial: Virago, Great Britain, 2009
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A UK first edition / first printing, with 'First Published in Great Britain 2009' on the copyright page. This is the scace promotional sampler, a beautiful hardback entitled 'The New Sarah Waters', and containing the opening chapter of 'A Little Stranger'. Perfect condition. N° de ref. de la librería 001059

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Título: The Little Stranger

Editorial: Virago, Great Britain

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Edition

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A chilling and vividly rendered ghost story set in postwar Britain, by the bestselling and award-winning author of The Night Watch and Fingersmith.

Sarah Waters's trilogy of Victorian novels Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, and Fingersmith earned her legions of fans around the world, a number of awards, and a reputation as one of today's most gifted historical novelists. With her most recent book, The Night Watch, Waters turned to the 1940s and delivered a tender and intricate novel of relationships that brought her the greatest success she has achieved so far. With The Little Stranger, Waters revisits the fertile setting of Britain in the 1940s-and gives us a sinister tale of a haunted house, brimming with the rich atmosphere and psychological complexity that have become hallmarks of Waters's work.

The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline-its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.

Abundantly atmospheric and elegantly told, The Little Stranger is Sarah Waters's most thrilling and ambitious novel yet.

About the Author:

Sarah Waters is the author of Tipping the Velvet, a New York Times Notable Book; Affinity, which won her the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; Fingersmith; and The Night Watch, both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize. She has also been named one of Granta's best young British novelists.

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