Slammerkin



Slammerkin Mary Saunders, A Lower Class London Schoolgirl, Was Born Into Rough Cloth But Hungered For Lace And The Trappings Of A Higher Station Than Her Family Would Ever Know In 18th Century England, Mary S Shrewd Instincts Will Get Her Only So Far, And She Despairs Of The Plans Made For Her To Carve Out A Trade As A Seamstress Or A Maid Unwilling To Bend To Such A Destiny, Mary Strikes Out On A Painful, Fateful Journey All Her Own Inspired By The Obscure Historical Figure Mary Saunders, Slammerkin Is A Provocative, Graphic Tale And A Rich Feast Of An Historical Novel Author Emma Donoghue Probes The Gap Between A Young Girl S Quest For Freedom And A Better Life And The Shackles That Society Imposes On Her Never Give Up Your Liberty.

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  • Paperback
  • 410 pages
  • Slammerkin
  • Emma Donoghue
  • English
  • 06 July 2017
  • 0156007479

10 thoughts on “Slammerkin

  1. Maya Rock says:

    A slammerkin, as is noted on the cover is a loose dress, a loose woman I love this book so much that I actually couldn t bear to read the end the first time around Gender and poverty is really well explored I love the way the main character becomes a prostitute she wants to buy a ribbon, she can t afford it, so she agrees to kiss this peddler of ribbons and ends up sort of getting raped that word just seems so harsh even though it s exactly what happened Everything is just perfect that i A slammerkin, as is noted on the cover is a loose dress, a loose woman I love this book so much that I actually couldn t bear to read the end the first time around Gender and poverty is really well explored I love the way the main character becomes a prostitute she wants to buy a ribbon, she can t afford it, so she agrees to kiss this peddler of ribbons and ends up sort of getting raped that word just seems so harsh even though it s exactly what happened Everything is just perfect that it s only a ribbon, that she only agrees to the kiss and then of course that the need for material things continues, and the question looming over all of it why is there such income disparity that she can t get these things, has very few avenues to get them All of this is d...

  2. Ted says:

    knowledge altered opinion explanation new ratingSince I wrote this review almost four years ago, I ve learnedabout the author, Emma Donoghue I ve learned that she s won or been nominated for several prizes, and that her historical fiction has tended to be centered around the different ways that in past times women were perceived the pretty limited choices that women often had and the real stories of certain women that became rather sensational in their own timeknowledge altered opinion explanation new ratingSince I wrote this review almost four years ago, I ve learnedabout the ...

  3. Francine says:

    I was highly disappointed by this book, especially since it received some really good reviews The writing style was fine, and Emma Donoghue painted a fairly accurate portrait of 18th century London These are the only things which made me give this novel 2 starsotherwise, it would ve been a 1 star book I thought the narrative s main flaw lay in its heroine, Mary Saunders To me, she was very 2 dimensional she was vain, vapid, egotistical, wholly unapologetic about her thoughts feelings I was highly disappointed by this book, especially since it received some really goo...

  4. Melanie says:

    I never leave the house without a red ribbon.Mary Saunders, the focus of Slammerkin, is thrown outof her house after being raped for her desire for a red ribbon.Does the red ribbon establish a kinship between Mary andme Perhaps Lacking a common desire or situation, thereader may have difficulty opening herself to a character in my case, the relationship between a middle agedlibrarian and a doomed teenaged prostitute.Slammerkin places a very young woman in a desperatelypoor household, where sh I never leave the house without a red ribbon.Mary Saund...

  5. Xysea says:

    Well, from all the books I ve read about this time period, it has become alarmingly clear that a woman such as myself would not have existed back then.Women were allowed only a few scripted roles, one of which was prostitute For any woman who didn t find the confines of holy matrimony a sacrifice worth making, there was always the stree whore, the slammerkin, the dress lodger, the bar wench or the mistress All were examples of the same thing a woman who exchanged sexual relations for money an Well, from all the books I ve read about this time period, it has become alarmingly clear that a woman such as myself would not have existed back then.Women were allowed only a few scripted roles, one of which was prostitute For any woman who didn t find the confines of holy matrimony a sacrifice worth making, there was always the stree ...

  6. Phil says:

    This book is anti erotica Its about a girl who is forced into prostitution by a totally heartless world London in the eighteeth century and who progresses in the course of the book from an innocent to the most depraved of humanity The story wends its way from beginn...

  7. Erin says:

    It s strange that when you don t like a book you can come up with a lot of reasons why, yet when I love one I just say Fantastic Read it This book had a lot of ingredients for me to love, but it just fell completely flat I felt absolutely nothing for the main character, Mary I think that was the crux of the problem She is just a psychopath I mean at least give me a better reason for her to willingly give into that ribbon peddler at age 14 than she just likes colorful h...

  8. Laura Leaney says:

    When I was just a young thing when was that ever possible I had a near obsession with England, especially the age of Austen It was the equipment and accoutrement of the rich that particularly fascinated me Jane Austen probably began this, but there must have been some other source that I cannot recall Even the poverty stricken orphans of the later Dickensian world were painted with Romance for me, because didn t some of them get found Didn t the end turn out all right Look at Oliver Wha When I was just a young thing when was that ever possible I had a near obsession with England, especially the age of Austen It was the equipment and accoutrement of the rich that particularly fascinated me Jane Austen probably began this, but there must have been some other source that I cannot recall Even the poverty stricken orphans of the later Dickensian world were painted with Romance for me, because didn t some of them ...

  9. Sarah says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Most depressing book EVER Considering that I am currently reading Everything Is Illuminated and We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families right now, and I picked this book up because I apparently was an idiot and thought it would be relief from those two books well, consider my idiocy, please Not a wise move on my part.Depressing, but amazingly written One of the best books I ve read in a long while As dreadful as some of the characters are, they are all engag Most depressing book EVER Considering that I am currently reading Everything Is Illuminated and We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families right now, and I picked this book up because I apparently was an idiot and thought it would be relief from those two books well, consider my idiocy, please Not a wise move on my part.Depressing, but amazingly written One of the best books I ve read in a long while As dreadful as some of the characters are, the...

  10. Monique says:

    Been a long time since I read a book I really liked, couldnt wait to get back to and genuinely learned something from and I got all that from this one gem..It is a dark, chilling tale of young girl whose thirst for the finer things in life lead her to the dark side as a fallen woman but hooray prostitutes, they are the strongest, fiercest and funniest characters in the book and Doll she reminds me of Sugar from another great book on harlots The Crimson Petal and the White is my favorite but I Been a long time since I read a book I really liked, couldnt wait to get back to and genuinely learned something from and I got all that from this one gem..It is a dark, chilling tale of young girl whose thirst for the finer things in life lead her t...

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