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Faber, Michel

Overview
Works: 140 works in 554 publications in 22 languages and 12,063 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Christian fiction  Drama  Musical fiction  Horror tales  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Cartographer, Performer
Classifications: PR6056.A27, 823.914
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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 )

85 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,156 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
Under the skin by Michel Faber( Book )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,715 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 book of strange new things : a novel by Michel Faber( Book )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,088 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" --
The fire gospel by Michel Faber( Book )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,076 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 bas-relief 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. Nakedly ambitious and recently dumped by his girlfriend, Theo sets out to share his discovery with the world in the form of a headline--grabbing U.S. book tour. Caught in the throes of his newfound fame, Theo fails to consider the global and cultural ramifications his discovery will have with God-fearing folks and religious zealots worldwide. Like Prometheus's gift of fire, Theo's book has incendiary consequences
Vanilla bright like Eminem : stories by Michel Faber( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 941 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 courage consort : three novellas by Michel Faber( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 890 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
The apple : crimson petal stories by Michel Faber( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories about the lives of Agnes, William, Sugar, Sophie, and other characters from Silver Street
Some rain must fall by Michel Faber( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Faber's short stories are markedly diverse-the voice of each is so distinct that the book reads like an anthology of different writers. But Faber's radically inventive style fastens all fifteen stories into a compelling collection deserving of the high praise it garnered in the United Kingdom. One surreal story, "Fish," projects a futuristic world populated with fish swimming in the air. As sharks hover in abandoned corners and human zealots of the Church of the Armageddon loose their fanaticism on the innocent, it's a mother's full-time job to protect her young daughter. The title story, "Some Rain Must Fall," tells of a substitute schoolteacher called on in a crisis, and as she encourages her pupils to express their feelings, we learn the source of the class's trouble: a devastating act that resonates with contemporary America. As Garth Morris wrote in the Mail on Sunday (London), "these are well-crafted pieces of quiet forlorn intensity in a very real world."
The crimson petal and the white by Michel Faber( Recording )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 289 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
The hundred and ninety-nine steps by Michel Faber( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under en udgravning i Whitby møder Mack arkæologen Sian. Der opstår et tøvende bekendtskab, som en gammel mordgåde de to afdækker gør mere intenst. Men Sians melankoli og tungsind gør at forholdet ikke holder
The book of strange new things by Michel Faber( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 250 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
The Courage Consort by Michel Faber( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Courage Consort, possibly the seventh best-known a cappella vocal ensemble in Britain, are given two weeks in a Belgian chateau to rehearse their latest commission, the complicated Partitum Mutante. But can the piece be performed?
Under the skin by Michel Faber( Recording )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the Skin introduces Isserley, a woman who makes a habit of picking up well-muscled, solitary male hitchhikers. As the story unfolds, her reasons for this quirky selection process become more clear--and more frightening. What is the secret behind her deadly obsession?
Het vuurevangelie by Michel Faber( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een Canadese linguïst in Irak een vijfde evangelie geschreven door de bediende van Kajafas ontdekt, genereert de publicatie ervan zowel veel discussie als controverse
Lelieblank, scharlaken rood by Michel Faber( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het Londen van 1875 werkt een meisje zich vanuit haar moeders bordeel via een vaste klant op uit de goot
The crimson petal and the white( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 70 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
La rose pourpre et le lys by Michel Faber( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Londres 1875. William Rackhman a trente ans. Héritier ambitieux fragilisé par son mariage malheureux, il hésite entre une carrière d'écrivain et la reprise de l'affaire paternelle. Sa rencontre avec Sugar, une jeune prostituée dont l'érotisme et l'intelligence le subjuguent, va résoudre ce dilemme
Somewhere( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some rain must fall by Michel Faber( Recording )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly satirical yet sincerely humane, these award-winning tales never fail to strike unexpected chords. The title story, Some rain must fall juxtaposes the tragic circumstances of traumatised schoolchildren with the interior monologue of a teacher/psychologist enlisted to aid their recovery
The hundred and ninety-nine steps ; and, The courage consort by Michel Faber( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Under the skinThe fire gospelVanilla bright like Eminem : storiesThe courage consort : three novellasThe apple : crimson petal storiesSome rain must fallThe hundred and ninety-nine stepsThe Courage ConsortThe hundred and ninety-nine steps ; and, The courage consort