Fingersmith - Part 3, Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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Part 3, Chapter 17 Summary

Sue states that her name in those days was Susan Trinder, but those days have come to an end. She relates that everyone in the house was arrested. Sue is released after four days. Mr. Ibbs is tried and sent to prison. The thieves who had once brought him stolen goods turn against him. His sister is found and placed in a hospital, but soon dies from the shock. John Vroom is sent to jail and flogged. Dainty is the only one of the group who continues to see Sue.

The people of the Borough turn against Sue and speak of her mother's bad blood coming out in her. She says that at any other time she would have been heartbroken. She has become obsessed with seeing Mrs. Sucksby as often as possible. She visits the woman in jail, another dark...

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