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The crimson petal and the white, Michel Faber

Label
The crimson petal and the white
Title
The crimson petal and the white
Statement of responsibility
Michel Faber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, childlike wife, Agnes, 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, Henry, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the Widow Fox, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh; all this overseen by assorted preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions
Summary
Yearning to escape her life of prostitution in 1870s London, Sugar finds her fate entangled in the complicated family life of patron William, an egotistical perfume magnate
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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069017
Cataloging source
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faber, Michel
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6056.A27
LC item number
C75 2003
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Perfumes industry
  • London (England)
  • Young women
  • Prostitutes
  • Perfumes industry
  • Prostitutes
  • Young women
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The crimson petal and the white, Michel Faber
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Harvest book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Streets -- Part 2: House of ill repute -- Part 3: Private rooms and the public haunts -- Part 4: Bosom of the family -- Part 5: World at large
Control code
ocm52614002
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
901 p.
Isbn
9780156028776
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)52614002
Label
The crimson petal and the white, Michel Faber
Publication
Note
"A Harvest book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Streets -- Part 2: House of ill repute -- Part 3: Private rooms and the public haunts -- Part 4: Bosom of the family -- Part 5: World at large
Control code
ocm52614002
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
901 p.
Isbn
9780156028776
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)52614002

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