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Author Bainbridge, Beryl, 1932-2010.

Title Master Georgie : a novel / Beryl Bainbridge
Edition First Carroll and Graf edition
Published New York : Carroll & Graf, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  820.914 B16225 A6/M  AVAILABLE
Description 190 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Summary "Master Georgie - George Hardy, a surgeon and amateur photographer - stands at the center of this intense, searing, unsettling novel that takes him from a comfortable life in prosperous nineteenth century Liverpool to the battlefield at Inkerman and the horrors of the Crimean War. His story begins and ends in front of a camera, but Master Georgie is more than the subject of a photograph."--BOOK JACKET
"Three voices record the series of strange events, bad judgments, good intentions, and ill luck that shape the destiny of Master Georgie. There is Myrtle, a foundling rescued by an accident of fate that secures her an ambiguous position in the Hardy household. There is Pompey Jones, a resourceful street boy, then a fire-eater, and finally a photographer's assistant. There is the pompous, melancholy Dr. Potter who studies the classics and the new science of Darwin no less than he ponders the singular misadventure in a Liverpool brothel that has so ominously linked his own fortune with that of a servant girl, a scamp, and his brother-inlaw, Master Georgie."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally pub. : London : Duckworth, 1998
Subject British -- Ukraine -- Crimea -- Fiction.
Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Fiction.
Inkerman, Battle of, Ukraine, 1854 -- Fiction.
Photographers -- England -- Liverpool -- Fiction.
SUBJECT Liverpool (England) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 98043228
ISBN 0786705639
078670697X (paper)