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[ Pdf Tipping the Velvet Å medical PDF ] by Sarah Waters É why read charles dickens when you can read sarah waters Call this the lesbian Maurice Girl meets girl then another one then another Odd that in the late 19th century England so many lesbians would all be out and about strolling the dirty streets Even odder still that the heroine of the novel happens to stumble upon them all This took considerable research, I m sure, and how cool is it to get this particular point of view The biggest mistake, however, was to give the narrative the first person touch making Nan King into a Bella from Twilight type, i.
e clueless, trite, sometimes all too selfish girl, which eradicates any form of elegance that would have transformed this novel into something much better Plus, although it doesn t take too much imagination to guess what the title actually means, not until pg 400 does the title finally make sense the primary reason I read this, I believe, had much to do with that strange title.
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 ButlerWhen Kitty Is Called Up To London For An Engagement On Grease Paint Avenue, Nan Follows As Her Dresser And Secret Lover, And, Soon After, Dons Trousers Herself And Joins The Act In Time, Kitty Breaks Her Heart, And Nan Assumes The Guise Of Butch Roue To Commence Her Own Thrilling And Varied Sexual Education A Sort Of Moll Flanders In Drag Finally Finding Friendship And True Love In The Most Unexpected PlacesDrawing Comparison To The Work Of Jeanette Winterson, Sarah Waters Novel Is A Feast For The Senses An Erotic, Lushly Detailed Historical Novel That Bursts With Life And Dazzlingly Casts The Turn Of The Century In A Different Light As seen on The ReadventurerWell, I definitely have never read anything like this before I dare you to read this book s synopsis and not get curious at least a little bit The moment I set my eyes on a short description of Tipping the Velvet on the 1001 Must read Before You Die books list, I knew I had to read it Cross dressing lesbians, kept women, music hall singers, renter boys I mean, what s not to like First and foremost, this is a book about lesbians my first and written by one at that, so as far as the relationships in this novel are concerned, they are authentic in my mind I don t know about you, but I just hate it when straight authors write gay books, particularly erotica What can they possibly know I found myself quite ignorant of how such relationships work Lesbian relationships, contrary to m LESBIAN SEX SCENES I knew that s all you wanted to hear about I m going to go on with my review, but you re welcome to stop reading now that you know the juicy stuff And no, I will not go on to describe, in dripping detail, any of the aforementioned LESBIAN SEX SCENES For shame, I know.
So anyway, a while back, my friend Coventry had piles and piles of books she was giving away and this was one of them Seeing that it was written by Sarah Waters, I nabbed it immediately and placed upon my shelf, waiting for just the right time to read what I was sure would be a delightful sapphic treasure I d read another of Sarah Waters books a couple years back and it was perrrrfet image error Oh, gag I have SO many problems with this book What the hell was this supposed to be, anyway I will go through the possibilities Historical Fiction Set in the late 1800 s, in stuffy Victorian England we meet Nancy, a young lady who falls fast and hard for another young woman performing in a theatre Yadda, yadda, yadda, they re a couple Yadda, yadda, yadda, Nancy is shocked that her sister doesn t accept this Yadda, yadda, yadda, Nancy meets and beds pretty much every female that subsequently crosses her path If the character has a vagina, Nancy is sure to be Tipping the Velvet with her in short order I m not sure if Sarah Waters meant this to be historically accurate, but I just can t believe that it is, in any way Young people in THIS century have a hard time coming out But Victorian Nance is loud and proud And never seems to suffer because of it I just didn t see this as authe I feel like I ve been repeating other people s speeches all my life Now, when I want to make a speech, I hardly know how If you are fretting over how to tell me you are leaving I am fretting, I said, over how to tell you how I love you over how to say that you are the world to me3.
5 stars This was my first foray into the writing of Sarah Waters According to my friends, I have been missing out on some great lit Now I m no longer out of the loop Tipping the Velvet follows a young lady named Nan over the course of several years We start with the early stirrings of her new found sexuality as she finds herself gazing adoringly upon a young female performer dressed in male clothing The story continues throughout the various changes in her life which force her to take a long internal look at not only how she views the world around her, but also at how she views herself.
This is my first exp It appears that currently the most common criticism of this book on goodreads is that it seems formulaic Perhaps I am behind the times, but when did eloquent lesbian coming of age stories set in England 200 years ago become so commonplace as to even HAVE a formula Ultimately this is a love story embedded in a fluid tale of heart pounding and heart breaking moments over the course of Nan s life Either the girl gets the girl boy in the end, or the girl doesn tpredicting the ending with a fifty fifty shot at getting it right does not make a book formulaic IF, however, anyone who accuses this book of being so standard actually said to themselves in the first chapter well I bet this innocent oyster girl winds up falling in love with
Nancy Astley was born in Whitstable, Kent in the late nineteenth century She s from an ordinary, hard working family, and from a very young age she helped in her parents fish restaurant shucking oysters until her fingers were red raw with the icy cold water, used to keep the oysters fresh, but it was all she knew and she was happy with her life She was loved by her parents and siblings alike, but when she entered her teens, the bright lights of a nearby music hall began to call to her She loved the variety acts that performed there, but the momentous night that she watched a male impersonator named Kitty, well, that was to be the night that saw her turn her back on her loving family, and take her into a world that would put dear old coastal Whitstable and the Astley family firmly in the past This is a story of girl meets girl, as Nancy and Kitty begin a new life together amidst the br I m a straight white male living in the conservative heartland of America who likes reading about the Civil War and drinking cheap white wine sometimes with ice cubes in the glass Thus, when Sarah Waters sits down to write her novels, I am likely not the intended audience for which she spins her yarns Possibly, I am the furthest thing from it Nevertheless, I stumbled upon her most recent book, The Paying Guests, at the end of 2014, when it began appearing on all the year end ten best lists I was intrigued by the universal acclaim, and also to be honest the promise of all that lesbian sex that Waters is famous for writing about Having enjoyed The Paying Guests, I circled back to Waters first novel, Tipping the Velvet Tipping the Velve