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Bainbridge, Beryl. Master Georgie - Shortlisted fo
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Beryl Bainbridge

Master Georgie

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1998
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • 1999
  • Taschenbuch
  • 224 Seiten
  • ISBN 9780349112220

When Master Georgie - George Hardy, surgeon and photographer - sets off from the cold squalor of Victorian Liverpool for the heat and glitter of the Bosphorus to offer his services in the Crimea, there straggles behind him a small caravan of devoted followers; Myrtle, his adoring adoptive sister; lapsed geologist Dr Potter; and photographer's assistant and sometime fire- eater Pompey Jones, all of them driven onwards through a rising tide of death and disease by a shared and mysterious guilt. Combining a breathtaking eye for beauty with a visceral understanding of mortality, Beryl Bainbridge exposes her enigmatic hero as tenderly and unsparingly as she reveals

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the filth and misery of war, and creates a novel of luminous depth and extraordinary intensity.

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