The Crimson Petal and the White
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 characters. Gripping from the first page, this immense novel is an intoxicating and deeply satisfying read, not only a wonderful story but the creation of an entire, extraordinary world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gendeg - LibraryThing
Victorian-era novels—those British classics from the 19th century—certainly have their appeal. I immediately think of the Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy, George Eliot, and, of course, Charles Dickens ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janismack - LibraryThing
The only problem with this book was it was too long. I liked the story and the main character Sugar. I was hoping for a good life for her. The Victorian era in England was so stifling and constrictive ... Read full review