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  • Tipping the Velvet
  • Sarah Waters
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  • 18 February 2020
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Free download Tipping the Velvet Free download ↠ Tipping the Velvet ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Sarah Waters ½ 8 Read London for an engagement on Grease Paint Avenue Nan follows as her dresser and secret lover and soon after dons trousers herself and joins the act In time Kitty breaks her heart and Nan assumes the guise of butch roue to commence her own thrilling and varied sexual education a sort of Moll Flanders in. Oh gag I have SO many problems with this book What the hell was this supposed to be anyway I will go through the possibilities Historical Fiction Set in the late 1800 s in stuffy Victorian England we meet Nancy a young lady who falls fast and hard for another young woman performing in a theatre Yadda yadda yadda they re a couple Yadda yadda yadda Nancy is shocked that her sister doesn t accept this Yadda yadda yadda Nancy meets and beds pretty much every female that subseuently crosses her path If the character has a vagina Nancy is sure to be tipping the velvet with her in short order I m not sure if Sarah Waters meant this to be historically accurate but I just can t believe that it is in any way Young people in THIS century have a hard time coming out But Victorian Nance is loud and proud And never seems to suffer because of it I just didn t see this as authentic to the time at all aside from the costumes Romance It does tick off this box I suppose with Nancy s 500 pages of pining for Kitty And all the sexy girlgirl scenes But then dear god please explain the ENDING to me which was so very politically earnest I forgot what book I was reading A socialism rally with every single lesbian in London in attendance Literary Fiction Sarah Waters is a decent writer It s because of her storytelling that I finished this book But I just couldn t take it seriously Was I meant to I m so confusedIn addition to all these complaints I really disliked the main character Nancy didn t endear herself to me at all She turfs her family thinking about the various men s suits she wears than her parents and siblings She mistreats her friends She CHOOSES to work the streets and isn t in the least bit damaged by itThe I think about it it occurs to me that than anything this is a re write of history giving voice to relationships that certainly DID happen in the 1800 s but no one talked about I can get my mind around that but somehow it doesn t raise my appreciation of this book much Gajah Mada Bergelut Dalam Kemelut Takhta dan Angkara on Grease Paint Avenue Nan follows as her dresser and secret lover and soon after dons trousers herself and joins the act In time Kitty breaks her heart and Nan assumes the guise Γενεθλια ξανα of butch roue to commence her Souvenir own thrilling and varied sexual education a sort Twelfth Night; or What You Will of Moll Flanders in. 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Free download Tipping the Velvet Free download ↠ Tipping the Velvet ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Sarah Waters ½ 8 Read This delicious steamy debut novel chronicles the adventures of Nan King who begins life as an oyster girl in the provincial seaside town of Whitstable and whose fortunes are forever changed when she falls in love with a cross dressing music hall singer named Miss Kitty Butler When Kitty is called up to. Have you ever tasted a Whitstable oyster If you have you will remember it Sarah Waters Tipping the Velvet Sarah Waters Tipping the Velvet is the gay Victorian epic you didn t know you needed in your life From its unsubtle opening come on to its sort of pedantic ending this is Charles Dickens with a twist That twist I don t think this is a spoiler happens to be a really specific description of a strap on dildo In my reading life I don t think I ve come upon something like this before Likely I wouldn t have but for a bit of luck By way of background I m a straight white male living in the conservative heartland of America who likes reading about the Civil War and drinking cheap white wine chilled with ice cubes Just so we understand each other I drink that wine out of a huge plastic wine glass that can almost be classified as a novelty Thus when Sarah Waters sits down to write her novels I am likely not the intended audience for which she spins her yarns Possibly I am the furthest thing from it Nevertheless great fiction transcends all bounds In other words despite being classified as gay fiction this is really just great fiction a premium example of sublime storytelling My first experience with Waters was at the end of 2014 with her novel The Paying Guests Intrigued by the marvelous reviews and the promise of a little of the between the sheets action for which she is famous I picked it up Despite being far less risu than I might have imagined or hoped if I m being honest it was an engrossing reading experience This led me by happy accident to circle back to Waters first novel Tipping the Velvet Tipping the Velvet is a huge messy fun saga the aforementioned Dickens spiced with some of Michael Faber s The Crimson Petal and the White and than a dash of My Secret Life Imagine Pip from Great Expectations except Pip is a headstrong lesbian who leaves his family and Magwitch is a rich widow in the market for a cross dressing sex slave That just about explains this sprawling picaresue take on the classic coming of age story Set in the 1890s Tipping the Velvet is narrated in the first person by Nancy Nan Astley a young woman born and raised in Whitstable Kent where she works in her family s oyster restaurant Waters gets points for many things Subtle symbolism is not among them When Nan opens her story she has just begun to fall in love from afar with Kitty Butler a masher who sings popular tunes while dressed in men s clothing at a nearby theater Nan goes to watch Kitty every chance she gets Eventually Nan becomes her dresser Later they become friends Soon enough like every plucky Victorian era protagonist Nan leaves home to follow Kitty to the big city She gets on stage She becomes Kitty s lover She meets with some successAnd at some point there is a bump on the road and Nan s real adventure begins This is a book that I almost gave up on Like The Paying Guests it starts slowly And I mean real slow The most fundamental part of a story is conflict and Waters who is a deliberative writer carefully setting the stage and piling on details keeps the road smooth for a long time Just over 150 pages or less But once Nan s newfound life gets a little shakeup the rest of the novel s pages move at a much uicker pace There are unforgettable supporting characters uniue set pieces there is a bacchanal that trumps every party scene in War and Peace and a wonderfully recreated London full of gritty tactile details Take for instance a description of a boarding room that Nan comes to inhabit The room to which she led me was cramped and mean and perfectly colorless everything in it the wallpaper the carpets even the tiles beside the hearth having been rubbed or bleached or grimed to some variety of gray There was no gas only two oil lamps with cracked and sooty chimneys Above the mantel there was one small looking glass as cloudy and as speckled as the back of an old man s hand The window faced the MarketAll I really saw however was the bed a horrible old down mattress yellow at the edges and blackened in the middle with an ancient bloodstain the size of a saucer and the door The bed for all its rankness seemed at that moment wonderfully inviting Tipping the Velvet is crammed with descriptions like this from dance halls and back alleys to swank mansions and late 19th century gay bars Which is why it can be just as exasperating as it is thrilling It is a London vaguely familiar from other novels but peopled with a heretofore hidden gay community It can be a bit exhausting all the detail Once the story starts careening however as it does around the halfway point it becomes impossible to put down The plot rambles propulsively from one extreme episode to another I don t want to spoil all the surprises except to repeat there is a dildo and it is given a word painting that really imprints the thing in your mind Since I know you are wondering There is sex within these pages This should not surprise since the title is slang for cunnilingus Some of the sex is mildly graphic Most of it however is contained within one extended seuence late in the book You ll know what part I m talking about when you get there Believe me you ll know Nan is an engaging narrator and an incredibly drawn character I ve often found first person narrators to be under written ciphers a vessel through which to view the novel s world Not here Nan is never overshadowed by the fascinating supporting cast she keeps running into She is complex and often unlikeable often really unlikeable She abandons her family and essentially forgets about them She tries to drag people out of the closet kicking and screaming She is sexually aggressive and utterly selfish At times she doesn t seem worthy enough to warrant our continued attention In the end though the roundedness of her personality the good and the bad makes her arc all the moving Nan has a lot of different experiences singer prostitute housekeeper activist and she earns every bit of happiness she garners There are things I didn t love here The plot is so expansive and digressive that it can feel directionless This coupled with the slow beginning is enough to try one s patience Towards the end Waters also gets a little preachy Nan gets caught up in the labor movement and we are treated to a slew of harangues that abruptly curb Nan s hedonistic impulses I bought the conversion but just barely and mostly because Waters had stored up some goodwill with me Waters also hits certain themes hard particularly the need to be true to your own identity Tipping the Velvet is kind to those toms who boldly and openly live their lives while pitying characters such as Kitty who want to keep their sexuality a secret It s a rather cruel dichotomy especially given the setting Ultimately I was rewarded by sticking through to the end I m always searching for the mythical novel to get lost in I did not expect to find it in a lesbian bildungsroman but that is exactly what happened I m not in school any There aren t any teachers telling me what to read I pick my own books except when my book club picks them and if I don t like it I don t read the book and pretend I did I have a definite literary wheelhouse a comfort zone Of course if you do the same exercise with the same muscle over and over you plateau Every once in a while I try to shake things up to dip outside what I obviously like and try something different Sometimes that leads me to struggle with the canonical classics Other times it leads me to Sarah Waters Reading Tipping the Velvet with its new spin on old motifs is like wandering a familiar city and finding a brand new part of town