Ingenious Pain

Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller
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ISBN
9780340682081
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
337
Dimensions
127 x 198mm
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In the mid 18th century James Dyer is born unable to feel pain. From a poor family wiped out by smallpox, he grows up a freak of nature to become a brilliant but heartless surgeon. Then, en route to St Petersburg in 1767 to inoculate the Empress Catherine against smallpox, he meets his match - a strange woman with supernatural healing powers who introduces him to pain. Driven mad by the shock, he returns to London and the Bethlem hospital for the insane. In a wonderfully evocative and exciting style Andrew Miller takes us through Europe at a time of enlightenment, vividly portraying the life of a cold, insensate man as he discovers love and, eventually, compassion.
ISBN:
9780340682081
Publication Date:
08 / 03 / 2007
Pages:
337
Dimensions:
127 x 198mm

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