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Faber, Michel

Overview
Works: 81 works in 655 publications in 26 languages and 13,064 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  Romance fiction  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Experimental films  Road films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Performer, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PR6056.A27, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michel Faber
 
Most widely held works by Michel Faber
The crimson petal and the white by Michel Faber( Book )

129 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 3,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: At the Heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Michel Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape into a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage of her brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, child-like wife, Agnes; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, Sophie; and his pious brother Henry, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the Widow Fox, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh. All this is overseen by assorted preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions. Twenty years in its conception, research, and writing, The Crimson Petal and the White is a singular literary achievement-a gripping, intoxicating, deeply satisfying Victorian novel written with an immediacy, compassion, and insight that give it a timeless and universal appeal
The book of strange new things : a novel by Michel Faber( Book )

44 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter's teachings--his Bible is their "book of strange new things." But Peter is rattled when Bea's letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea's faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us"--
Under the skin by Michel Faber( Book )

102 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under the Skin" is a first novel that defies categorization, an allegory for contemporary society run amok, set in the very real beauty of the Scottish Highlands. "Michel Faber has, it can truly be said--hand on heart--a vivid and original imagination".--"The Scotsman."
The fire gospel by Michel Faber( Book )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics scholar, is sent to Iraq in search of artifacts that have survived the destruction and looting of the war. While visiting a museum in Mosul, he finds nine papyrus scrolls tucked in the belly of a basrelief sculpture: they have been perfectly preserved for more than two thousand years. After smuggling them out of Iraq and translating them from Aramaic, Theo realizes the extent of his career-making find, for he is in possession of the Fifth Gospel, and it offers a shocking and incomparable eyewitness account of Christ's crucifixion and last days on Earth
The courage consort : three novellas by Michel Faber( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novellas include the title story, in which an a cappella ensemble is torn by conflicting artistic temperaments and sexual needs; and "The Fahrenheit Twins," in which abandoned children of anthropologists create a ritual civilization
Vanilla bright like Eminem : stories by Michel Faber( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction captures the diverse worlds of characters at important, unusual, and familiar turning points in their lives, in "The Safehouse," "Andy Comes Back," "The Eyes of the Soul," "Finesse," and twelve other works
The apple : crimson petal stories by Michel Faber( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories about the lives of Agnes, William, Sugar, Sophie, and other characters from Silver Street
The book of strange new things by Michel Faber( Recording )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A devoted man of faith, Peter is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter is immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by a corporation known only as USIC. But Peter is rattled when Bea's letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries and governments are crumbling. Bea's faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter
Some rain must fall by Michel Faber( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debut work, a short story collection from the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Under the Skin, The Crimson Petal and the White and The Book of Strange New Things. Michel Faber's short stories reveal an extraordinarily vivid imagination, a deep love of language and an adventurous versatility. Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly satirical yet sincerely humane, these tales never fail to strike unexpected chords. 'Some Rain Must Fall' juxtaposes the tragic circumstances of traumatised schoolchildren with the interior monologue of a teacher/psychologist enlisted to aid their recovery. In the pseudo-sci-fi 'Fish' a mother tries to protect her child in a terrifying world where fish swim through the streets and lurk in alleyways. Faber's collection is rich and assured, with a dazzling reach
The hundred and ninety-nine steps by Michel Faber( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sian, tired of nightmares in which she meets a grisly end, decides she needs to get out more. Joining an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey, she uncovers a mystery involving a long-hidden murder. Faber's novella is in turn thriller, romance, ghost story and meditation on the nature of sincerity
The crimson petal and the white by Michel Faber( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugar, an alluring nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for a better life. Her ascent through the strata of 1870's London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realized characters. At the heart of this novel is the compelling struggle of a young woman trying to lift her body and soul out of the gutter
Under the skin by Michel Faber( Recording )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who scouts the Scottish Highlands for male hitchhikers with big muscles. She herself is tiny--like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, Isserley listens to her passengers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them should they disappear--and then she strikes. What happens to her victims next is only part of a terrifying reality
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een buitenaardse vrouw rijdt rond in een auto in Schotland waar ze mannelijke lifters oppikt waarmee het vervolgens niet goed afloopt
The crimson petal and the white( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het Londen van 1874 werkt een meisje zich vanuit haar moeders bordeel, via een vaste klant, op uit de goot
Undying : a love story by Michel Faber( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright, tragic, candid and true, these poems are an exceptional chronicle of what it means to find the love of your life. And what it is like to have to say goodbye
A voce nuda by Michel Faber( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contes de la rose pourpre by Michel Faber( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces nouvelles proposent différentes suites aux aventures des héros du roman "La rose pourpre et le lys."
Somewhere( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Crimson petal stories : new Crimson petal stories by Michel Faber( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, Michel Faber revisits the world of his bestselling novel 'The Crimson Petal and the White', briefly opening doors onto the lives of its characters to give us tantalising glimpses of where they sprang from and what happened to them
El libro de las cosas nunca vistas by Michel Faber( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter's teachings--his Bible is their "book of strange new things." But Peter is rattled when Bea's letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea's faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us
 
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The crimson petal and the white
Alternative Names
Faber, Michael schrijver

Faber, Michel

Faber, Michel 1960-

Faber, Michel Mr

Feibers, Mišels

Michel Faber écrivain anglophone vivant en Écosse

Michel Faber Nederlands schrijver

Michel Faber nederländsk författare

Michel Faber nederlandsk skribent

Michel Faber niederländischer Schriftsteller

Michel Faber pisarz anglojęzyczny pochodzenia holenderskiego

Michel Faber scrittore olandese

Pheimper, Misel

Мишел Фейбър

Мишель Фейбер

מישל פייבר (סופר)

میشائل فابر نویسنده هلندی

파버르, 미헬

フェイバー, ミッシェル

ミッシェル・フェイバー

米歇爾·法柏

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Under the skinThe fire gospelThe courage consort : three novellasVanilla bright like Eminem : storiesThe apple : crimson petal storiesSome rain must fallThe hundred and ninety-nine stepsContes de la rose pourpreNew Crimson petal stories : new Crimson petal stories