The wet nurse"s tale by Erica Eisdorfer

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Published by G.P. Putnam"s Sons in New York .

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Subjects:

  • Wet-nurses -- Fiction,
  • Mothers and sons -- Fiction,
  • Family secrets -- Fiction,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction

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Book details

StatementErica Eisdorfer.
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3605.I77 W48 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23197639M
ISBN 109780399155765
LC Control Number2009012850

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A bawdy young woman who could easily have walked off the pages of The Canterbury Tales, Susan ends up wet-nursing after getting unexpectedly and illicitly pregnant, and her alcoholic and abusive father forces her to leave her child and take up the occupation/5().

The Wet Nurse's Tale is a funny and captivating read that manages to convey an enormous amount of information about breastfeeding, wet nursing other women's babies - and the myriad reasons why a wet nurse might need to be employed - and life among both the lower and upper classes in Victorian England/5.

The turn of the nineteeenth to the twentieth century tale is told in first person, with occasional breaks for short viginettes of the wealthy class women explain their how they came to require a wet nurse for their newborn child.

This book will be best appreciated by women who have bore children and is definitely meant to be read by women over the age of /5(). The turn of the nineteeenth to the twentieth century tale is told in first person, with occasional breaks for short viginettes of the wealthy class women explain their how they came to require a wet nurse for their newborn child.

This book will be best appreciated by women who have bore children and is definitely meant to be read by women over the age of fifteen years of age /5(). About The Wet Nurse’s Tale A debut novel set in Victorian England with a delightfully cheeky heroine who will have everyone talking.

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But when her own child is sold by her father and sent to a London lady who had recently lost a baby, Susan manages to The wet nurses tale book his new foster mother, Mrs. Norbert, to hire her as a wet nurse.

The book follows her journey into the intimate lives of England's upper crust. Her journey proves an illuminating and dangerous one as Susan jumps from family to family—until h. Skip to content. Search for: Uncategorized; Book Club “The Wet Nurse’s Tale” Nursing’s good for dreaming, for it takes a good deal of sitting still.

The Wet Nurse’s Tale by Erica Eisdorfer Susan Rose’s life has not been easy. Her father drank away all the money he made, she and her siblings were. Susan lives a nomadic life nurturing other people's babies while having no time to grieve her loss except at night. Susan meets a Jewish dentist and has a baby David with him.

However, her father sells the infant. Stunned by her paternal betrayal, Susan travels to London to become the wet nurse to her baby.4/4(37). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

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Well, it was fortuitious timing, because my copy had just arrived via. The wet nurse's tale by Eisdorfer, Erica. Publication date Topics Wet nurses, Mothers and sons, Family secrets Publisher New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons Collection Internet Archive Books.

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Book Summary: The title of this book is The Wet Nurse's Tale and it was written by Erica Eisdorfer. This particular edition is in a Paperback format.

This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Berkley and has a total of pages in the :   Book review: The Wet Nurse's Tale. Yesterday I read a book from cover to cover: The Wet Nurse's Tale, by Erica Eisdorfer.

I meant to save it for this morning's work-out session at the gym, but the book was so much fun that it didn't even last a day. It's the story of a young English girl, Sarah Rose, and her adventures as a wet nurse.

Bright and clever with a sharp-tongued, adventurous heroine who offers a candid and often funny look at the business of nursing babies in Victorian England, this.

The Wet Nurse's Tale. The setting is the English countryside in the Victorian age, a time when the local manor house provided almost all the employment for the surrounding town and a good. Assuming (erroneously) that Freddie is the father of Susan’s second out-of-wedlock baby, Tom blackmails the Bonneys, who farm out infant Davey to their London cousin, Mrs.

Norval. Insinuating herself into the Norval household as a wet nurse, Susan soon discovers that Mrs. Norval is decidedly not the maternal type; in fact, she’s psychotic.

The Wetnurse’s Tale by Erica Eisdorfer (G. Putnam’s Sons, August ) Reviewed by Annie Leonard (Knoxville, Iowa) May I picket up this book expecting to be floated along by a comfortable “Upstairs-Downstairs” sort of tale, and was instead caught in the undertow by this riveting tale of the life of a working class family in Victorian England.

The Wet Nurse’s Tale. by Erica Eisdorfer. The Wet Nurse’s Tale was excellently written and unlike anything I’ve read before. I flew through it in a day. It is the tale of spunky Susan Rose and the trials she goes through to survive as a poor woman in a strict class system society in ’s England.

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The Wet Nurse's Tale, is a rich, rollicking portrait of love, life, and motherhood in Victorian England--where things are much less buttoned-up than they seem.

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Praise For The Wet Nurse's Tale "I really loved this book. Erica Eisdorfer managed to completely vanish into the voice of her really appealing narrator-the plucky, somewhat randy, always sympathetic, and certainly never boring professional wet nurse.

Susan Rose is not your average Victorian heroine. She's promiscuous, lovable, plump, and scheming. Luckily for Susan, her big heart is covered by an equally big bosom, and her bosom is her fortune- for Susan becomes a professional wet nurse, like her mother before her, and she makes it her business to know all the intrigues and scandals that the upper crust would prefer.

The Wet Nurse's Tale (Paperback) By Erica Eisdorfer. Berkley,pp. Publication Date: August 3, Erica Eisdorfer was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from Duke University.

She was the book reviewer for WUNC, an NPR affiliate, for eight years. Eisdorfer has managed the Bull’s Head Bookshop, the. NC Bookwatch.

Erica Eisdorfer, The Wet Nurse's Tale. Season Episode | 26m 47s Susan Rose is not your average Victorian heroine. She's promiscuous, lovable, plump, and. - The Wet Nurse's Tale by [Eisdorfer, Erica] - The Wet Nurse's Tale by [Eisdorfer, Erica] - The Wet Nurse's Tale by [Eisdorfer, Erica] Stay safe and healthy.

Please practice hand-washing and social distancing. Some people might describe wet-nursing as “gross” or “weird”, but many people do not realise that women have been wet-nursing since the beginning of time.

Wet nursing has been documented as early as BC and continued until the 20th century when the feeding bottle was introduced (Stevens, Patrick & Pickler ). Quotations Weblog.

Return to the current weblog entries; Book Review: The Wet Nurse’s Tale January 25th, by Laura Moncur in Literature. I heard about The Wet Nurse’s Tale by Erica Eisdorfer from Entertainment Weekly. Considering who recommended it, I thought it would be a poorly written tale about servants in Victorian England.

And so it was that the wet nurse and an old man who could barely see any more were the only slaves left on the plantation. All the others had fled, including women and children.

On the road, they found the rest of the horses, now calmed down, and took off with them all. A wet nurse is a woman who breast feeds and cares for another's child. Wet nurses are employed if the mother dies, or if she is unable or elects not to nurse the child herself. Wet-nursed children may be known as "milk-siblings", and in some cultures the families are linked by a special relationship of milk s who nurse each other's babies are engaging in a.

The history of wet nurses. There’s a new boom in the sale of breast milk, largely to NICUs, where it can mean the difference between life and death for a premature some critics worry about unintended consequences of turning human milk into a product. Bring Back the Wet Nurse!

A Wet Nurse’s Tale, set in nineteenth-century England. “You could go work as a wet nurse and feed one baby, and when that baby was ready to be weaned you could go.This book was copyrighted inbut it could have been written today.

This book was quite well-written and while Benjamin tells her story of eight weeks in the life or a nurse in a large urban hospital, she shares tales of her patients, which just makes it more poignant and/5.

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