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Pétalo carmesí, flor blanca

By Michel Faber

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| Mass Market Paperback | 9788433972828

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Sugar tiene diecinueve años y ejerce la prostitución desde los trece, cuando su madre introdujo a uno de sus clientes en su cama. William Rackham es un caballero de treinta y un años, educado en Oxford, condenado a suceder a su padre en la industria Continue

Sugar tiene diecinueve años y ejerce la prostitución desde los trece, cuando su madre introdujo a uno de sus clientes en su cama. William Rackham es un caballero de treinta y un años, educado en Oxford, condenado a suceder a su padre en la industria familiar, pero que siempre ha deseado llevar una vida de goces intelectuales. Está casado con la hermosa Agnes, a la que ama, aunque ella odia el sexo y abomina de la maternidad. Y un día en que William se siente más iracundo que nunca, cae en sus manos un folleto donde recomiendan el prostíbulo de la señora Castaway, y elogian a su pupila Sugar. La jovencita seduce a William. Y él decide no compartirla con nadie, aunque tenga que optar por la empresa de su padre, y dividirse entre el pétalo carmesí y el blanco. . . Versión posmoderna de la novela victoriana, es también una apasionante indagación en el enigma de la femineidad.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    film-only, winter-20112012, victoriana, published-2002, books-about-books-and-book-shops, too-sexy-for-maiden-aunts, recreational-drugs, plague-disease, mental-health, london, period-piece, revenge
    Recommended to Bettie by: Wanda
    Read from February ...(continue)

    film-only, winter-20112012, victoriana, published-2002, books-about-books-and-book-shops, too-sexy-for-maiden-aunts, recreational-drugs, plague-disease, mental-health, london, period-piece, revenge
    Recommended to Bettie by: Wanda
    Read from February 04 to 09, 2012

    Romola Garai ... Sugar (4 episodes, 2011)
    Chris O'Dowd ... William Rackham (4 episodes, 2011)
    Amanda Hale ... Mrs. Agnes Rackham (4 episodes, 2011)
    Shirley Henderson ... Mrs. Emmeline Fox (4 episodes, 2011)
    Katie Lyons ... Clara (4 episodes, 2011)
    Eleanor Yates ... Letty (4 episodes, 2011)
    Elizabeth Berrington ... Lady Constance Bridgelow (4 episodes, 2011)
    Richard E. Grant ... Doctor Curlew (4 episodes, 2011)

    Low 3* - glad I didn't bother with the book.

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    Bettie said on Apr 4, 2013 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Not a page turner but in a good way

    Michel Faber's style is so beautiful that I tried my hardest to read this book slowly. Uneventful in places but the characters draw you in to the story.

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    Jo Wilson said on May 9, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    The best book I read last year

    Loved it. Couldn't put it down, and it stayed with me. Intelligent and different.

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    Polkadotty said on May 5, 2012 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Reading The Crimson Petal and the White is a surreal experience. It has the rare ability in a postmodern novel to transfer you to the Victorian London without bumps in the road, no evidence of being carried there, not even intentional. It could be ea ...(continue)

    Reading The Crimson Petal and the White is a surreal experience. It has the rare ability in a postmodern novel to transfer you to the Victorian London without bumps in the road, no evidence of being carried there, not even intentional. It could be easily been associated with the major realist text of the XIX century. It is not important to know what fate has decided for Sugar, what is really important is to keep on reading, keep on meeting the fascinating and at times disturbing inhabitants of that luminous yet bleak conglomerate of souls which is the fin de siècle London.

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    Black Mamba87 said on Feb 14, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    A great surprise

    It's so refreshing when you find a book which is completely out of your comfort zone and it delights you so much that you just don't want it to end.

    The Crimson Petal and the White was a) sized more like a brick than any book I would normally be a ...(continue)

    It's so refreshing when you find a book which is completely out of your comfort zone and it delights you so much that you just don't want it to end.

    The Crimson Petal and the White was a) sized more like a brick than any book I would normally be attracted to read and b) Historical fiction which I would normally completely avoid as a genre.

    I decided to read it because I had enjoyed the BBC adaptation - again, never normally the basis I would normally choose to read a book on. From the first chapter to the last, Michel Faber had be completely lost in the world of Sugar and her Mr Rackham.

    It keeps you hooked like a soap opera, and the plot lulls and falls tugging at every emotion, Faber makes you feel like you are actually in the presence of the characters throughout the book - a secret onlooker privy to all and every tiny important detail.

    I would recommend this book to anyone, especially someone who wants to leap out of their comfort zone and read something different for a change.

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    Danielle D said on Dec 9, 2011 | Add your feedback

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  • Mass Market Paperback 1035 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 8433972820
  • ISBN-13: 9788433972828
  • Publisher: Anagrama
  • Publish date: 2007-03-01
  • Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover
  • In other languages: other languages English Books
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