The Crimson Petal and the White eBook õ The Crimson

The Crimson Petal and the White Sugar prostitute in Victorian London, yearns for a better life From brutal brothel keeper Mrs Castaway, she ascends in society Affections of self involved perfume magnate William Rackham soon smells like love Her social rise attracts preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all kinds


About the Author: Michel Faber

Michel Faber born 13 April 1960 is a Dutch writer of English language fiction.Faber was born in The Hague, The Netherlands He and his parents emigrated to Australia in 1967 He attended primary and secondary school in the Melbourne suburbs of Boronia and Bayswater, then attended the University Of Melbourne, studying Dutch, Philosophy, Rhetoric, English Language a course involving translation and criticism of Anglo Saxon and Middle English texts and English Literature He graduated in 1980 He worked as a cleaner and at various other casual jobs, before training as a nurse at Marrickville and Western Suburbs hospitals in Sydney He nursed until the mid 1990s In 1993 he, his second wife and family emigrated to Scotland, where they still reside.



10 thoughts on “The Crimson Petal and the White

  1. says:

    A word of warning, my friends I ll be giving this the hard sell To begin, please create in your mind s eye and ear the most interesting tour guide imaginable He knows all about Victorian England its people, its paradoxes and what s , he knows what you don t know but would find fascinating Transitions ba


  2. says:

    I ve been of the mind recently that there is something slightly worse than bad And that is almost Bad, one can deal with It s easily classifiable, and can be to paraphrase Susan Orlean in The Orchid Thief whittled down to amanageable size Almost is harder Almost teases you with what could have been, only


  3. says:

    You know in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind they ve invented this brilliant device for erasing specific memories and the whole plot revolves around people who meet each other after they ve had their memories of each other already erased, so they re meet and re love and it s all poignant and kind of wh


  4. says:

    If you don t like reading about sex, don t read this book And when I say sex, I don t necessarily mean the pleasant kind of reading about sex, or the titillating kind of reading about sex I mean, there are plenty of gory details in here about the everyday lives of Victorian women and prostitutes And many of t


  5. says:

    Watch your step Keep your wits about you you will need them This city I am bringing you to is vast and intricate, and you have not been here before You may imagine, from other stories you ve read, that you know it well, but those stories flattered you, welcoming you as a friend, treating you as if you belonged


  6. says:

    Watch your step Keep your wits about you you will need them This city I am bringing you to is vast and intricate, and you have not been here before You may imagine, from other stories you ve read, that you know it well, but those stories flattered you, welcoming you as a friend, treating you as if you belonged Th


  7. says:

    Adult historical fiction Very adult After enjoying Faber s most recent novel, The Book of Strange New Things, I decided to try this his earlier novel set in 1870s England I have to admire someone who can evoke science fiction worlds and Victorian London with equal aplomb The surety with which Faber resurrects the w


  8. says:

    The Crimson Petal and the White is the 2002 novel by Michel Faber, a resplendent eight hundred fifty page saga that chronicles the rise of an exceptionally clever London prostitute known as Sugar in 1874, her fall from grace the following year and how she impacts a multitude of characters along the way That story is


  9. says:

    Watch your step Keep your wits about you you will need them From that captivating opening echoed several times later on , you are a voyeur, on an extraordinarily vivid journey I was enthralled from the start, raced through the 800 pages at every opportunity, and remain in awe of the way the story is told Regularly addr


  10. says:

    I was totally captivated by this novel about class differences and sexual s of late Victorian London its rich and lively writing, its cast of engaging characters, and a plot that wavers among entertaining romp, serious social commentary, and tragedy A key device is an omniscient narrator who speaks directly to the modern


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