Ingenious Pain

Ingenious Pain

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 19/02/1998
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Synopsis

'ANDREW MILLER'S WRITING IS A SOURCE OF WONDER AND DELIGHT' Hilary Mantel

'ONE OF OUR MOST SKILFUL CHRONICLERS OF THE HUMAN HEART AND MIND' Sunday Times

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award

'Astoundingly good'
The Times

'Dazzling'
Observer

'Timeless'
Spectator

The extraordinary prize-winning debut from Andrew Miller - a highly imaginative, atmospheric first novel

At the dawn of the Enlightenment, a man is born unable to feel pain. A source of wonder and scientific curiosity as a child, he rises through the ranks of Georgian society to become a brilliant surgeon. Yet as a human being he fails, for he can no more feel love and compassion than pain. Until, en route to St Petersburg to inoculate the Empress Catherine, he meets his nemesis and saviour.

PRAISE FOR ANDREW MILLER

'Unique, visionary, a master at unmasking humanity'
Sarah Hall

'A writer of very rare and outstanding gifts'
Independent on Sunday

'A highly intelligent writer, both exciting and contemplative'
The Times

'A wonderful storyteller'
Spectator

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340682081
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 252g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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Ingenious Pain
Intriguing, fascinating, yet disappointing.
Although this novel is wonderfully, beautifully well written, peppered with a selection of fantastic archaic words - some of the imagery and the prose is s... READ MORE
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