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MASTER GEORGIE: : a novel

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MASTER GEORGIE: : a novel
Title
MASTER GEORGIE:
Title remainder
a novel
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Beryl Bainbridge
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Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: A masterwork of love, guilt, and friendship set in Victorian Liverpool and Eastern Europe during the Crimean War. Photography is the common thread weaving together three different points of view that span the years from 1846 to 1854. The first "plate" opens with the account of Myrtle, a young orphan girl, as she is taking a photograph of her adoptive father, Mr. Hardy, who has just passed away in Liverpool. The sudden and unsavory circumstances of Mr. Hardy's death bind Myrtle and the other characters of this story together as history propels them toward the frontlines of the Crimean War. Myrtle's adoptive brother, George Hardy, or "Master Georgie" as he is called, is an amateur photographer and handsome surgeon. When he heads east in 1854 to offer his medical services to the conflict raging between Russia and Turkey-a war it seems England will inevitably enter-Myrtle follows him, as does George's brother-in-law, a high-minded geologist named Dr. Potter. The group travels to Valetta, Malta, and Constantinople, then on to Varna, where George will be stationed. As the caravan proceeds, the group crosses paths with Pompey Jones, a street urchin, photographer's assistant, and sometimes fire breather, who is a dear friend of George's and was with him the day his father died. It soon becomes clear that George's affections are torn between Pompey and Myrtle. Dr. Potter, meanwhile, pines for the affections of his wife, who is hundreds of miles away. The conflicting emotions in the travelers' hearts are amplified by the misery, disease, and filth they must endure-as well as the other, more unthinkable, horrors of war. A sparse yet vivid historical novel, Master Georgie delves into themes of distorted truth, the psychological effects of war, unrequited love, and the will to survive. Called "a true novelist's novel" by the Guardian, it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Beryl Bainbridge including rare images from the author's estate
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Summary
Three voices record the series of strange events, bad judgments, good intentions, and ill luck that shape the destiny of Master Georgie, from a comfortable life in prosperous nineteenth century Liverpool to the battlefield at Inkerman and the horrors of the Crimean War
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 1999.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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013829
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1932-2010
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BAINBRIDGE, BERYL
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Inkerman, Battle of, Ukraine, 1854
  • Photographers
  • British
  • Crimean War, 1853-1856
  • Liverpool (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
MASTER GEORGIE: : a novel
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11703404
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504039437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11703404
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11703404
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
MASTER GEORGIE: : a novel
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11703404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504039437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11703404
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11703404
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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