The giant, O'Brien

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Fourth Estate, 1998 - Fiction - 210 pages
Historisk roman fra 1780'erne om den irske kæmpe Charles O'Brien, som forlader sit fattige land og i London møder kirurgen John Hunter, der opererer på stjålne lig, og som får en uimodståelig lyst til at få O'Brien på dissektionsbordet.

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The title character in Mantel's grimly lyrical latest novel (after Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, 1997, etc.) is in flight from a number of horrors. He arrives in London in 1782, having fled the ... Read full review

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Mantel's new novel is a bizarre and morbid account of the meeting of art and science. In 1782, Irish giant Charles O'Brien arrives in London with an agent, an entourage, and a willingness to exploit ... Read full review


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Hilary Mary Mantel (born 6 July 1952) is an English novelist, short story writer and critic. Her work, ranging in subject from personal memoir to historical fiction, has been short-listed for major literary awards. In 2009, she won the Man Booker Prize for her novel Wolf Hall.

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