Fingersmith Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Sarah Waters
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Part 1, Chapter 1

• Part One of FINGERSMITH is comprised of Sue's memory of the events related in the book. It is written in Sue's voice and from her point of view.

• Sue relates her memory of a series of events that occurred when she was 5 or 6 years old. She had been taken by a thief to beg at a local theater.

• Mrs. Sucksby was particularly fond of Sue and protected her from much of the harshness and risk of a petty thief's life in the Borough.

• Pregnant, Sue's mother came to the house of Mrs. Sucksby and Mr. Ibbs seeking a safe haven in which she could give birth to her child.

• About a month after Sue's birth her mother went on one last job that went badly. She was caught and hanged.
• Life in the slums of the Borough in London is related through the eyes of a...

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