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Foreword: Adapting Sarah Waters, Andrew Davies Series Editors' Preface Acknowledgements Contributors Chronology of Sarah Waters' Life Introduction: The Popular and Critical Reception of Sarah Waters, Kaye Mitchell (University of Manchester, UK) Chapter 1: 'Taking back the night'? Feminism in Sarah Waters' Affinity and Virginia Woolf's Night and Day, Susan Alice Fischer (CUNY, USA) Chapter 2: Sexing the Labyrinth: Space and Sexuality in Sarah Waters' Affinity, Rebecca Pohl (University of Manchester, UK) Chapter 3: 'You know everything. I know nothing': (Re)Reading Fingersmith's Deceptive Doubles, Sarah Gamble (Swansea University, UK) Chapter 4: 'Something new and a bit startling': Sarah Waters and the Historical Novel, Jerome de Groot (University of Manchester, UK) Chapter 5: 'Possibility, pleasure and peril': The Night Watch as a Very Literary History, Natasha Alden (Aberystwyth University, UK) Chapter 6: 'What does it feel like to be an anachronism?' Time in The Night Watch, Kaye Mitchell (University of Manchester, UK) Chapter 7: The Country House Revisited: Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, Emma Parker (Leicester University, UK) Chapter 8: The Death of the Lady: Haunted Garments and (Re)Possession in The Little Stranger, Monica Germana (University of Westminster, UK) Interview: "I'd love to write an anti-Downton!": An Interview with Sarah Waters, Kaye Mitchell (University of Manchester, UK) References Further Reading Index

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Leading scholars explore the work of Sarah Waters from a full range of critical perspectives. Includes a new interview with the author.

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Kaye Mitchell is Lecturer in Contemporary Literature in the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester, UK. She is the author of A. L Kennedy (Palgrave 2007) and Intention and Text (Continuum, 2008).


With a foreword by Andrew Davies, a useful assessment of Waters' popular and critical reception to date, and an interview with the author herself, this volume is a timely addition to the growing body of criticism on the award-winning author -- Claire O'Callaghan, Brunel University, UK * Contemporary Women's Writing, vol. 8 no. 3 *

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