History Literature / TheCrimsonPetalAndTheWhite

21st Jul '16 12:19:13 PM Morgenthaler
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** Arguably played straight with lead character Sugar, who in the book is the epitome of sensual charisma despite being plain by the current standard with a terrible skin condition. In the BBC miniseries the skin condition is not as bad and Sugar is played by Romola Garai.
16th Jan '15 9:56:02 PM YankeeDave
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Henry is an interesting case. He's celibate and incredibly repressed, and no references are made to him having any kind of sexual history, even when his past sins are explored. But whether he's a virgin or not [[spoiler: when he dies]] is unclear.

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Henry is an interesting case. He's celibate and incredibly repressed, and no references are made to him having any kind of sexual history, even when his past sins are explored. But whether he's a virgin or not [[spoiler: when he dies]] is unclear.unclear.
* NoodleIncident: The chain of events that leads to William meeting Sugar begins with him seeking out a prostitute who will perform some sexual practice or other that is so outlandish even most prostitutes want nothing to do with it (but, he is told, Sugar might). We never do learn just what he wanted her to do.
16th Jan '15 9:53:06 PM YankeeDave
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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Both averted and taken to extremes at the same time via the same character, [[spoiler: Agnes]], who has somehow [[spoiler: become an adult woman without ever learning about menstruation, and hence believes she is hemhorraging to death every month, only to recover miraculously, only to have it all happen again and again...]]
21st Feb '13 4:52:32 PM Xtifr
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Novel by Michel Faber, set in Victorian London and published in 2002. What Dickens would have written if Dickens was alive today, according to a review. Made into a three episode BBC drama in 2011.

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Novel ''The Crimson Petal and the White'' is a novel by Michel Faber, set in Victorian London and published in 2002. What Dickens would have written if Dickens was alive today, according to a review. Made into a three episode BBC drama in 2011.
21st Feb '13 4:52:05 PM Xtifr
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16th Jan '13 10:04:00 PM aduspro
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Novel by Michael Faber, set in Victorian London and published in 2002. What Dickens would have written if Dickens was alive today, according to a review. Made into a three episode BBC drama in 2011.

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Novel by Michael Michel Faber, set in Victorian London and published in 2002. What Dickens would have written if Dickens was alive today, according to a review. Made into a three episode BBC drama in 2011.
13th Dec '12 7:38:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HairOfGold: Agnes. Lampshaded by the author when he points out this is part of what makes her the idealised High Victorian beauty.

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* HairOfGold: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Agnes. Lampshaded by the author when he points out this is part of what makes her the idealised High Victorian beauty.
17th May '12 12:16:20 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Averted. Henry in the novel is described as good looking and physically impressive, if a little solemn and intellectual, celibate and very religious, and in (requited) love with Mrs Fox. In the adaption, he's [[YourMilageMayVary a good deal less attractive]], and portrayed mainly as a sexually frustrated fool. Played straight with Mrs Fox, [[spoiler: whose initial looks don't change, but ends the story in a lot better shape than she does in the novel]].

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Averted. Henry in the novel is described as good looking and physically impressive, if a little solemn and intellectual, celibate and very religious, and in (requited) love with Mrs Fox. In the adaption, he's [[YourMilageMayVary a good deal less attractive]], attractive, and portrayed mainly as a sexually frustrated fool. Played straight with Mrs Fox, [[spoiler: whose initial looks don't change, but ends the story in a lot better shape than she does in the novel]].
1st Apr '12 4:22:55 PM raisingirl83
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* AllMenArePerverts: Henry is the closest thing we get to an aversion and he seems to see himself as a pervert.

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* AllMenArePerverts: Sugar's attitude to life, understandably. Also Henry is the closest thing we get to an aversion and he seems to see himself as a pervert.



* AuthorAvatar: In-story example. Sugar the prostitute is writing a wish-fulfilment novel about, er, a prostitute called Sugar who murders lecherous abusive men in spectacularly gory fashion.



* MarySue: In-story example. Sugar the prostitute is writing a wish-fulfilment novel about, er, a prostitute called Sugar who murders her clients in spectacularly gory fashions .
29th Mar '12 4:21:02 PM raisingirl83
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* UnproblematicProstitution: Averted. Sugar pretends to love her job because that's what the clients want, but Faber makes it clear that this was a terrible, terrible job.

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* UnproblematicProstitution: Averted. Sugar pretends to love her job work because that's what the clients want, but Faber makes it clear that this was a terrible, terrible job.
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