Everything you need to understand or teach Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.
Sue Trinder, an orphan child of a murderess, raised in the Borough of London by kindly baby farmer Grace Sucksby, has grown up in the company of thieves and fences. Sue is a fingersmith: a pickpocket and petty thief. Wise in the ways of the streets, she has been protected from much of the harshness of that life by the loving Mrs. Sucksby. The first part of the novel is narrated by Sue, from her point of view.
One winter night, a con man called Gentleman comes to Lant Street in search of young Sue. He persuades her to become his accomplice in a scam designed to defraud a young heiress of her fortune and dispose of her by committing her to a madhouse. Despite Sue's feelings that this is a cruel trick to play on someone, particularly an innocent and unsuspecting girl, Sue agrees to her role...
Fingersmith Lesson Plans contain 147 pages of teaching material, including: