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First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 21 × 14.5cm, 190pp. Signed directly to the title page by Beryl Bainbridge. 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. Condition: This copy is in very good condition. The dustwrapper has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: In 1854, when the battle of Inkerman in the Crimea was over, five survivors were hurriedly assembled in front of the camera. A sixth figure added symmetry to the group - Master Georgie. In the distance a young woman circled round and round like a bird above a robbed nest.
Review: Beryl Bainbridge seems drawn to disaster. First she tackled the unfortunate Scott expedition to the South Pole in The Birthday Boys; later (but emphatically pre-DiCaprio) came the sinking of the Titanic, in Every Man for Himself. Now, in her 3rd historical novel (and her 16th overall), she takes on the Crimean War, and the result is a slim, gripping volume with all of the doomed intensity of the Light Brigade's charge--but, thankfully, without the Tennysonian bombast. "Some pictures," a character confides, "would only cause alarm to ordinary folk." There's a warning concealed here, and one that easily disturbed readers would do well to heed: Master Georgie is intense, disturbing, revelatory--and not always pretty to look at.
Bainbridge's narrative circles round the enigmatic figure of George Hardy, a surgeon, amateur photographer, alcoholic, and repressed homosexual who counters the dissipation of his prosperous Liverpool life by heading for the Crimean Peninsula in 1854. His journey and subsequent tour of duty are told in three very different voices: Myrtle, an orphan whose lifelong loyalty to her "Master Georgie" becomes an overriding obsession; Pompey Jones, street urchin, fire-eater, photographer, and George's sometime lover; and Dr. Potter, George's scholarly brother-in-law, whose retreat from the war's carnage and into books takes on a tinge of madness.
United by a sudden death in a Liverpool brothel in 1846, these characters plumb the curious workings of love, war, class, and fate. In between, Bainbridge frames an unforgettable series of tableaux morts: a dying soldier, one lens of his glasses "fractured into a spider's web"; a decapitated leg, toes "poking through the shreds of a cavalry boot"; two dead men "on their knees, facing one another, propped up by the pat-a-cake thrust of their hands." Glimpsed as if sidewise and then passed over in language that is as understated as it is lovely, these are images that sear into the brain. Master Georgie is full of such moments, horrors painted with an exquisite brush. --Mary Park
Título: Master Georgie (Signed copy)
Año de publicación: 1998
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. ***Paperback*** Minor wear to cover edges. Slight discolouring to page edges. Nº de ref. de la librería T000532
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Minor wear to clipped dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería T031711
Descripción Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0002243592
Descripción Duckworth, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 4863403
Descripción Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Ex Library. 190 pages; Used but in Good Condition for sensible price. With owners inscription. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI730839
Descripción Duckworth, 1998. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st ed/1st printing. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP93339767
Descripción Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 27/03/1998, 1998. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Nº de ref. de la librería 6545-9780715628317
Descripción Gerald Duckworth & Co, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Paperback; English language; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería 11158jco018
Descripción Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 27/03/1998, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780715628317
Descripción Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 27/03/1998, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780715628317