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Michael Faber - The Crimson Petal & The White (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B002012

'Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them . . .'

So begins this irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London.

Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen and prostitutes, meet our heroine Sugar, a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can. Be prepared for a mesmerising tale of passion, intrigue, ambition and revenge.

The Crimson Petal and the White is a 2002 novel by Michel Faber set in Victorian England. The title is from an 1847 poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson entitled "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal", the opening line of which is "Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white.

  • Format : Very Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Published : 2002 (This Edition 2011 - Canongate)
  • ISBN : 9780857860019
  • SKU : B002012
  • PPC : SP600gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

TV Tie-In Edition.

External Reviews

"A scintillating tour-de-force" - Sunday Telegraph.

'An astonishing narrative sweep that encompasses Victorian society in all its colourful variety, it peels away the surface gentility and brings its world to vivid life. It's a feast for all five senses and in spite of its weight, it's impossible to put down.' - Val McDermid

"The uneuphemistic richness of the language paints a picture of London that over the 800+ pages allows the reader to absorb the period detail." - The Joy of Mere Words.