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Caricatured by Charles Dickens in Little Dorrit as the cantankerous maid of Mr. and Mrs. Meagles, "Tattycoram" tells her own life story in this utterly compelling metafiction by the celebrated author of Isobel Gunn. Throughout her career, Audrey Thomas has repeatedly challenged her readers to follow her into new territory.
In Tattycoram, she does it again, taking readers into the distant fictional world of Charles Dickens's England, where, in an unusual twist, Dickens interacts with his own characters, allowing Thomas to raise questions about the intersection of life and art. In Thomas's hands, Harriet Coram gains both a poignant personal history and a quiet dignity.
Abandoned as a baby at the London Foundling Hospital and cared for by a kindly foster mother until the age of five, the young Hattie attracts the attention of the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, who hires her as the family housemaid. In the Dickens household, Charles's sister Miss Georgina takes an instant dislike to Hattie's pretty looks and trains her caged raven to tease her with the mocking nickname of Tattycoram. Although Hattie escapes from Dickens and his family to care for her dying foster mother in the country, she is later swept back under the famous author's sphere of observation as a teacher in his newly founded school for released female convicts. There she befriends Elizabeth Avis, who also appears as another minor character from Little Dorrit.
In typical Dickensian fashion, Hattie meets not one, but two, long-lost brothers and falls in love with the one who conveniently turns out not to be her "real" brother. But first, she must confront her benefactor about his shameless misrepresentation of her and Elizabeth's characters in his latest novel.
From the Back Cover: Harriet Coram may be only a maid, trained at the London Foundling Hospital where she was abandoned as an infant, but she is fully human. Does Charles Dickens's fame and genius give him the right to transform her circumstances and her character into fiction?
Casa editrice: Goose Lane Editions
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions, 2005. Condizione libro: Good. Illustrated.. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP13926653
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G0864924313I3N00
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2763010110
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2773943109
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions 02/05/2005, 2005. Condizione libro: used-good. - This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-0864924313
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions 02/05/2005, 2005. Condizione libro: used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-0864924313
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0864924313
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0864924313 Signed and inscribed by author. 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous ownerâ??s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington. Codice libro della libreria SKU20154454
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808649243154.0
Descrizione libro Goose Lane Editions, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 0864924313. Codice libro della libreria IM80344