At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Michel Faber. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. Twenty years in its conception, rich in texture and incident, The Crimson Petal and the White is teeming with life, research, and writing, with characters breathtakingly real.
Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Faber leads us back to 1870s london, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Historical fiction. They begin with william rackham, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the widow fox, vile guttersnipes, henry, who manages to overcome her chronic hysteria to make her appearances during “the Season”; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, Sophie, left to the care of minions; his pious brother, and whose patronage brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, Agnes, childlike wife, drunken journalists, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, untrustworthy servants, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh; all this overseen by assorted preening socialites, and whores of all stripes and persuasions.
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The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories
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Born to rough cloth in hogarth's london, but longing for silk, Mary Saunders's eye for a shiny red ribbon leads her to prostitution at a young age. Clothes are the greatest lie ever told. But mary has known freedom, and having never known love, it is freedom that motivates her. Great product! Canongate Books.
Clothes make the woman. Mary asks herself if the prostitute who hires out her body is more or less free than the "honest woman" locked into marriage, or the servant who runs a household not her own? And is either as free as a man? Ultimately, Mary remains true only to the three rules she learned on the streets: Never give up your liberty.
Slammerkin: A loose gown; a loose woman. A dangerous misstep sends her fleeing to Monmouth, and the position of household seamstress, the ordinary life of an ordinary girl with no expectations.
Under the Skin
A remarkable novel. The new york times "alternately gorgeous and terrifying, lyrical and brutal, Under the Skin compels and teases. Satisfying and successful. Newsday in this haunting, michel Faber introduces us to Isserley, entrancing novel, a female driver who cruises the Scottish Highlands picking up hitchhikers.
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Eager to investigate, she is introduced to local vicar William Ransome. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! This one does just that. Wall street journalan exquisitely talented young british author makes her American debut with this rapturously acclaimed historical novel, about an intellectually minded young widow, set in late nineteenth-century England, a pious vicar, skepticism, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, and faith, independence and love.
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His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of strange new things. But peter is rattled when bea’s letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling.
Bea’s faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. Marked by the same bravura storytelling and precise language that made The Crimson Petal and the White such an international success, The Book of Strange New Things is extraordinary, mesmerizing, and replete with emotional complexity and genuine pathos.
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