The Crimson Petal and the White

by Michel Faber


3.86 · 26 ratings · Published: Sep 1st, 2003  | 

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
Sugar, 19, 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.

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The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber