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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date May 1, 2010
Pages 291
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802144928
ISBN-10 0802144926
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The Dress Lodger, a cunning historical thriller charged with a distinctly modern voice, is the book that launched Sheri Holman into bestsellerdom. With over 300,000 copies sold and a consistent top “Reader’s Circle” performer for Ballantine, it was superbly reviewed, chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

In Sunderland, England, a city quarantined by the cholera epidemic of 1831, Gustine, a defiant fifteen-year-old beauty in an elegant blue dress rented from her pimp-landlord, sells her body to feed her only love: a fragile baby boy. When she meets surgeon Henry Chiver, who has recently been implicated in the Burke and Hare killings, in which beggars were murdered so the corpses could be sold for medical research, Gustine begins working for him by securing cadavers for his ill-equipped anatomy school. It is a gruesome job that will soon threaten the very things she’s working so hard to protect.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780871137531 Book cover for 9781568958804
 
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (June 1, 2000)
9781568958804 | details & prices | 471 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $29.95
About: In sinister industrial England, fifteen-year-old Gustine is a "dress lodger," a prostitute who rents a beautiful blue dress from her landlord to attract a higher class of clientele.
from Atlantic Monthly Pr (January 1, 2000)
9780871137531 | details & prices | 291 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.00
About: In a novel set in the filth and depravity of London's mean streets during the Industrial Revolution, a prostitute borrows a blue dress to attract a higher class of client and is shadowed through the streets by an evil old woman hired by the dress' owner to keep an eye on her
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345436917 Book cover for 9780802144928
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Grove Pr (May 1, 2010)
9780802144928 | details & prices | 291 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.00
About: The Dress Lodger, a cunning historical thriller charged with a distinctly modern voice, is the book that launched Sheri Holman into bestsellerdom.
from Ballantine Books (January 1, 2001)
9780345436917 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $14.00
About: In a novel set in London during the Industrial Revolution, a prostitute borrows a blue dress to attract a higher class of client and is shadowed through the streets by an evil old woman hired by the dress' owner to keep an eye on her.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786198528
 
With Nadia May (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 1, 2000)
9780786198528 | details & prices | 6.75 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $88.00
About: In Sunderland, England, a city quarantined by the cholera epidemic of 1831, a defiant, fifteen-teen-year old beauty in an elegant blue dress makes her way between shadow and lamp light.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786118199
 
With Nadia May (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 1, 2000)
9780786118199 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $62.95
About: In Sunderland, England, a city quarantined by the cholera epidemic of 1831, a defiant, fifteen-teen-year old beauty in an elegant blue dress makes her way between shadow and lamp light.

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