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Tipping the Velvet - Sarah Waters
Tipping the Velvet
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Is a historical novel published as Sarah Waters's debut novel in 1998. Set in Victorian England during the 1890s, it tells a coming of age story about a young woman named Nan who falls in love with a male impersonator, follows her to London, and finds various ways to support herself as she... show more
Is a historical novel published as Sarah Waters's debut novel in 1998. Set in Victorian England during the 1890s, it tells a coming of age story about a young woman named Nan who falls in love with a male impersonator, follows her to London, and finds various ways to support herself as she journeys through the city. The picaresque plot elements have prompted scholars and reviewers to compare it to similar British urban adventure stories written by Charles Dickens and Daniel Defoe.  

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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781860495243 (1860495249)
Publisher: Virago
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
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Linda78
Linda78 rated it
3.5 Tipping the Velvet (Audiobook)
This was well-written and well-narrated by Juanita McMahon, just like Fingersmith was, but it didn't quite grab me the way Fingersmith did. Nancy King and her plights and travails through London on her quest to find herself, love and acceptance are all just a little too over the top for me. And talk...
It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it
4.5 Review: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Goodreads summary: This delicious, steamy debut novel chronicles the adventures of Nan King, who begins life as an oyster girl in the provincial seaside town of Whitstable and whose fortunes are forever changed when she falls in love with a cross-dressing music-hall singer named Miss Kitty Butler. W...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The end makes it all worthwhile.
Sometimes I get the urge to revisit Nancy and Florence. Every re-read is the same: I dread the middle portion of the book but enjoy the first part and love the final part enough to keep going. I don't know why I can't just give myself permission to skip to the parts I want, but I can't.
Book it Chewie
Book it Chewie rated it
4.0
Wow. Okay. This book was a hell of a roller-coaster for me. It starts out pretty much exactly how I expected. Something sweet, something innocent and naive, before falling down a really long flight of Sin Stairs, very quickly. I'm not unaccustomed to books leaving me reeling after I'd finished rea...
Jemology
Jemology rated it
5.0 Tipping the Velvet
A friend once told me she doesn't like historical lesfic because the sex is so underwhelming and I agree. Until I read this book. ;) An amazon reviewer calls it 'Victorian porn'--sounds like an oxymoron, doesnt it? Unabashed eroticism in a period of prudishness and high morality. In the context of...
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