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The giant, O'Brien : a novel

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: New York : Picador/Henry Holt Company, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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A sick Irish giant in 18th century London is offered money by an anatomist if he will bequeath his body. The giant refuses, he wants to enter heaven whole, but the anatomist gets the body anyway. A parable on man of myth versus man of science. By the author of Eight Months on Ghazzah Street.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Mantel
ISBN: 0312426887 9780312426880
OCLC Number: 145733237
Description: 192 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Hilary Mantel.

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A sick Irish giant in 18th century London is offered money by an anatomist if he will bequeath his body. The giant refuses, he wants to enter heaven whole, but the anatomist gets the body anyway. A parable on man of myth versus man of science. By the author of Eight Months on Ghazzah Street.

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