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The shadow of the torturer

Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: New York : Timescape Books, New York : Distributed by Simon and Schuster [1980] ©1980
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Book club editionView all editions and formats
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"The Shadow of the Torturer: is the first volume in this four-volume epic, the tale of young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled from committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy toward his victim."
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Wolfe
OCLC Number: 17775937
Notes: Edition statement from jacket.
Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Gene Wolfe.

Abstract:

"The Shadow of the Torturer: is the first volume in this four-volume epic, the tale of young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled from committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy toward his victim."

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