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The Crimson Petal and the White

The Crimson Petal and the White

The Crimson Petal and the White is a 2002 novel by Michel Faber set in Victorian England.


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„Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them.“

—  Michel Faber, book The Crimson Petal and the White

First lines, Ch. 1
The Crimson Petal and the White (2002)
Context: Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them. This city I am bringing you to is vast and intricate, and you have not been here before. You may imagine, from other stories you've read, that you know it well, but those stories flattered you, welcoming you as a friend, treating you as if you belonged. The truth is that you are an alien from another time and place altogether.

Michel Faber photo
Michel Faber photo

„What you lack is the right connections, and that is what I've brought you here to make: connections.“

—  Michel Faber, book The Crimson Petal and the White

Source: The Crimson Petal and the White (2002), Ch. 1
Context: What you lack is the right connections, and that is what I've brought you here to make: connections. A person who is worth nothing must introduce you to a person worth next-to-nothing, and that person to another, and so on and so forth until finally you can step across the threshold, almost one of the family.

Michel Faber photo
Michel Faber photo
Michel Faber photo

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