The Crimson Petal and The White
The Crimson Petal and the White
New York: Harcourt Books, 2002.
An excellent novel, that re-imagines the dark realities of life in Victorian London. The book, which he worked on for twenty years, won Michel Faber much-deserved praise.
Every detail of domestic misery becomes as gripping as a thriller, with a John Fowles-like disregard for the normal illusions of fiction.
Very good book with slight wear to binding, in near fine dust-jacket.