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The Crimson Petal And The White Paperback – 1 Jul 2010

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  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main - New Edition edition (1 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847678939
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847678935
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 335 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is an unputdownable book; there is no choice but to give in to this most unbelievably pleasurable of narrative rides. From Pointillism to broad brushstroke bravura, the prose seems to be on some benign, timed-release speed: its pace in unflagging, its onward rush irresistible. . . Faber's take on the 19th Century English novel is a heady and intoxicating mixture of affection, respect and scabrous resistance" (The Times)

"A sexy, bravura novel... wildly entertaining" (New York Times)

"When a book is this big, it had better be good - this one is. Dive in. Enjoy!" (Alice Sebold)

"Owes as much to John Fowles as it does to Charlotte Bronte. Which is to say that the book is both mind-bogglingly clever and page-turningly tempting. Don't miss it" (Daily 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)

"Key to its success is the book's sly acknowledgment of its modernity without recourse to taking up the crude cudgels of irony . . . a sybaritic pleasure and a ripping yarn." (Times)

"Owes as much to John Fowles as it does to Charlotte Brontë. Which is to say that the book is both mind-bogglingly clever and page-turningly tempting. Don't miss it." (Daily Telegraph)

"An intensely imaginative time-travel experience." (Independent)

"Takes the historical novel and, in the spirit of its subject matter, submits it to a good rogering in terms of graphically exposing the sexual details Dickens and Co. couldn't (or wouldn't) write about." (Sunday Herald)

"It is a long read but a rewarding one. It is also, unsurprisingly, a sexy one. Indeed, at times it seems that the real central characters are the readers, good voyeurs that we are." (Observer)

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A new cover edition of Michel Faber's bestselling blockbuster about a 19th century London prostitute

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