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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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ISBN13: 9781841954318
ISBN10: 1841954314
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Gripping historical fiction set in the murky underworld of late 19th century London. Faber is a highly saleble author with a huge following on both sides of the Atlantic. "This is an unputdownable book; there is no choice but to give in to this most unbelievably pleasurable of narrative rides" "The Times". Film rights have recently been sold to a major Hollywood studio, which will give book sales a massive boost.

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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.

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Sharon Dressen, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Sharon Dressen)
The Crimson Petal and the White is a stand out of the first decade of the twenty-first century. The writing transports the reader back to late 19th century Victorian England and into the life of Sugar, a whore living at the edges of society and struggling to find a better way of life. Through the historical fiction lens, Faber has created a gripping page-turner and a sly feminist meditation on sex, money and power.
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meep, November 22, 2008 (view all comments by meep)
Despite being 800+ pages, this books is a page-turner, and it's a very good read. It gives you all of the grimy, dirty details about the time period (some of which you may not have wanted to know), and the characters are detailed and real. My main complaint is that the ending doesn't really seem to wrap anything up or bring the threads of the story together - it just stops. Still, all in all, definitely worth reading.
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ISBN:
9781841954318
Author:
FABER, MICHEL
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20030911
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
894
Dimensions:
198 x 130 in.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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