The Crimson Petal And The White

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Sugar, an alluring, nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life and her ascent through the strata of 1870's London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realised ...Continua

Ho adorato la prima parte , speravo nel lieto fine e invece una tristezza infinita !

Wrote 3/11/19
Victorian England...well worth the trip back in time!
Set in 1875, it tells of the rise of Sugar, a young London prostitute with an ephebic body, with red hair and undeniable charm. The girl has in fact all the cards in order to groped the climb to the beautiful world, from the fetid and dark alleys, wh...Continua
Wrote 7/16/17
Romanzo vittoriano 2.0
Bellissima l'idea di riprendere gli autori inglesi come Dickens e Collins. Nelle vie piu' zozze e sordide della Londra vittoriana, Faber aggiunge tutti gli altri indispensabili ingredienti: prostitute, maitresse, uomini ricchi e/o nobili in cerca di...Continua
Suzy V.
Wrote 1/9/14
Per me, che sono lettrice accanita, un romanzetto lungo ci sta sempre bene! Dico 'romanzetto' perchè davvero non ho trovato niente di sconvolgente, nè nella scrittura nè nella trama. Si, c'è un buon profilo della tipica isterica, modi di soffrire in...Continua
Wrote 8/4/13

Wrote Aug 28, 2011, 08:37
The modern woman has been streamlined to permit her to shop freely.
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Wrote Aug 28, 2011, 08:32
(A truly modern man, William Rackham is what might be called a superstitious atheist Christian; that is, he believes in a God who, while He may no longer be responsible for the sun rising, the saving of the Queen or the provision of daily bread, is s...Continua
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