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The Little Stranger

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
From the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of The Night Watch and Fingersmith comes an astonishing novel about love, loss, and the sometimes unbearable weight of the past.

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to see a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the once grand house is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its garden choked with weeds. All around, the world is changing, and the family is struggling to adjust to a society with new values and rules.

Roddie Ayres, who returned from World War II physically and emotionally wounded, is desperate to keep the house and what remains of the estate together for the sake of his mother and his sister, Caroline. Mrs. Ayres is doing her best to hold on to the gracious habits of a gentler era and Caroline seems cheerfully prepared to continue doing the work a team of servants once handled, even if it means having little chance for a life of her own beyond Hundreds.

But as Dr. Faraday becomes increasingly entwined in the Ayreses' lives, signs of a more disturbing nature start to emerge, both within the family and in Hundreds Hall itself. And Faraday begins to wonder if they are all threatened by something more sinister than a dying way of life, something that could subsume them completely.

Both a nuanced evocation of 1940s England and the most chill-inducing novel of psychological suspense in years, The Little Stranger confirms Sarah Waters as one of the finest and most exciting novelists writing today.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Little Stranger (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-4104-1959-2 / 978-1-4104-1959-0 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Little Stranger
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ISBN: 1-84408-601-1 / 978-1-84408-601-6 (UK edition)
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May 2009 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Little Stranger
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ISBN: 0-7710-8788-8 / 978-0-7710-8788-2 (Canada edition)
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Little Stranger
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ISBN: 1-59448-880-0 / 978-1-59448-880-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger: shortlisted for the Booker Prize
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-349-01143-5 / 978-0-349-01143-1 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger (Movie Tie-In Edition)
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ISBN: 0-7710-8817-5 / 978-0-7710-8817-9 (Canada edition)
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger (Movie Tie-In)
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ISBN: 0-525-54158-6 / 978-0-525-54158-5 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger
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ISBN: 1-59448-446-5 / 978-1-59448-446-9 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-7710-8789-6 / 978-0-7710-8789-9 (Canada edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger: shortlisted for the Booker Prize
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-84408-606-2 / 978-1-84408-606-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-84408-602-X / 978-1-84408-602-3 (UK edition)
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2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger
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ISBN: 0-7710-8816-7 / 978-0-7710-8816-2 (Canada edition)
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2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Little Stranger [ Large Print ]
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 1-4074-3863-8 / 978-1-4074-3863-4 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

November 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Little Stranger: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Waters
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November 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Little Stranger: A Novel
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May 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Little Stranger
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ISBN: 1-4055-0592-3 / 978-1-4055-0592-5 (UK edition)
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Little Stranger
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May 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Little Stranger
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Little Stranger
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April 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Little Stranger
Author(s): Sarah Waters
ISBN: 0-14-314480-4 / 978-0-14-314480-9 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Little Stranger: shortlisted for the Booker Prize
Author(s): Sarah Waters
Publisher: Virago
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May 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Little Stranger
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March 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Little Stranger
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