English
United States
Sign in
Tip from find-more-books.com
Similar books
More/other books that might be very similar to this book
Search tools
Book recommendations
Latest news
Advertising
FILTER
- 0 Results
Lowest price: 0.01 €, highest price: 18.75 €, average price: 6.62 €
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections) - Beryl Bainbridge
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Beryl Bainbridge:
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections) - Paperback

1854, ISBN: 075401231X

Hardcover

Gebundene Ausgabe, [EAN: 9780754012313], Großdruck, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Book, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, 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 third 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 around 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 sideways 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, 52548011, Formats, 52554011, Paperbacks, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 67924011, Historisch, 67216011, Populäre Belletristik, 66034011, Belletristik, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher

Used or antiquarian book Amazon.de (Intern...
colibris-usa
Gebraucht Shipping costs:Innerhalb EU, Schweiz und Liechtenstein (soferne Lieferung möglich) (EUR 3.00)
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections) - Beryl Bainbridge
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Beryl Bainbridge:
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections) - hardcover

1999, ISBN: 075401231X

[SR: 7663692], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780754012313], Large Print, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Book, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], 1999-04-01, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, 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 third 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 around 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 sideways 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, 10790401, Historical, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

Used or antiquarian book Amazon.co.uk
awesome_books_001
, Gebraucht Shipping costs:Europa Zone 1: GBP 5,48 pro Produkt.. Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days (EUR 4.80)
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Master Georgie - Beryl Bainbridge
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Beryl Bainbridge:
Master Georgie - hardcover

ISBN: 075401231X

Hardcover, [EAN: 9780754012313], Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, Book, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, 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, 932508, Historical, 932470, Genre Fiction, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

Used or antiquarian book Amazon.ca
awesomebookscanada
, Gebraucht Shipping costs:Usually ships within 1 - 2 business days, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections) - Beryl Bainbridge
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Beryl Bainbridge:
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections) - used book

1999, ISBN: 075401231X

ID: 5533173126

[EAN: 9780754012313], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C], Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

Used or antiquarian book Abebooks.de
Better World Books Ltd, Dunfermline, FIF, United Kingdom [53572034] [Rating: 5 (von 5)]
NOT NEW BOOK Shipping costs: EUR 4.75
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections) - BAINBRIDGE, BERYL
book is out-of-stock
(*)
BAINBRIDGE, BERYL:
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections) - hardcover

ISBN: 9780754012313

ID: 864014322

CHIVERS LARGE PRINT (CHIVERS, WINDSOR, PARAGON & C. Hardcover. 075401231X . Very Good., CHIVERS LARGE PRINT (CHIVERS, WINDSOR, PARAGON & C

Used or antiquarian book Biblio.com
The Great Book Monster Limited
Shipping costs: EUR 5.12
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.

Details of the book
Master Georgie (Windsor Selections)

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 third 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 around 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 sideways 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

Details of the book - Master Georgie (Windsor Selections)


EAN (ISBN-13): 9780754012313
ISBN (ISBN-10): 075401231X
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 1854
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C

Book in our database since 13.05.2007 14:16:57
Book found last time on 23.01.2017 22:43:28
ISBN/EAN: 075401231X

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-7540-1231-X, 978-0-7540-1231-3


< to archive...
Related books