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The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
The Crimson Petal and the White
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Sugar, a 19-year-old whore in the brothel of Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life. Her ascent through the strata of 1870s London society offers the reader a host of characters. At the heart of the story, however, is a young woman's struggle to lift her body and soul out of the gutter.
Sugar, a 19-year-old whore in the brothel of Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life. Her ascent through the strata of 1870s London society offers the reader a host of characters. At the heart of the story, however, is a young woman's struggle to lift her body and soul out of the gutter.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781841954318 (1841954314)
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
Pages no: 894
Edition language: English
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
4.0 The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber
In spite of one irritation, the massive The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber turned out to be a good book to take with me on my travels this week. The rich setting and even richer characterization of the novel were so captivating that I was able to drown out the noise of planes, the other...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
4.0
I have read a lot of Dickens and some Trollop too and this is perhaps how Mr. Dickens would write about London today; a lot more vulgar. The first half of the book may be difficult for some readers as it is very pointed about prostitution. Not sex; but about prostitutes and prostitution. There is ...
Moje książki
Moje książki rated it
4.0 Szkarłatny płatek i biały
Świetna książka w stylu XIX wiecznej prozy. Splątane losy dwojga ludzi szukających szczęścia, a pochodzących z innych światów, kończy się katastrofą i niedomówieniem ale czy życie zawsze musi być do końca dopowiedziane? można dopowiedzieć sobie dalszą historię. W skali mikro doświadczyłem podobnego ...
aka Grasshopper
aka Grasshopper rated it
4.5 Just a Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down
This book has captured the hearts and minds of readers and it has been acclaimed as the novel Charles Dickens should have written. As valid a comparison as that may be, it also reminds me of novels written by the Toms-Hardy, Wolfe, and especially that old voyeur, Peeping. Okay Peeping Tom wasn't a w...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
2.0 The Crimson Petal and the White
In terms of prose style this is one of the strongest books of the forty odd on a list of recommended historical fiction I've been reading through. The beginning directly addresses the reader as "you" and the narrator is an "I" who promises to be our guide into the heart of Victorian London. The pros...
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