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Ingenious pain : a novel

Author: Andrew Miller
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An 18th Century English surgeon is born immune to pain, making him oblivious to the suffering of others. This accounts for his professional success which attracts the attention of the Empress of Russia. On the way to treat her, he runs into a witch who gives him the sensation of pain. That sends him mad but he recovers, emerging from the asylum with the knowledge that without pain one is not really human.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Andrew, 1961-
Ingenious pain.
New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., c1997
(OCoLC)606445651
Online version:
Miller, Andrew, 1961-
Ingenious pain.
New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., c1997
(OCoLC)607764938
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Miller
ISBN: 0151002584 9780151002580
OCLC Number: 35718699
Description: 337 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Andrew Miller.
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An 18th Century English surgeon is born immune to pain, making him oblivious to the suffering of others. This accounts for his professional success which attracts the attention of the Empress of Russia. On the way to treat her, he runs into a witch who gives him the sensation of pain. That sends him mad but he recovers, emerging from the asylum with the knowledge that without pain one is not really human.

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