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Mary Toft: or, the rabbit queen

Author: Dexter Clarence Palmer
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1726 in the small town of Godalming, England, a young woman confounds the medical community by giving birth to dead rabbits. Surgeon John Howard is a rational man. His apprentice Zachary knows John is reluctant to believe anything that purports to exist outside the realm of logic. But even John cannot explain how or why Mary Toft, the wife of a local farmer, manages to give birth to a dead rabbit. When this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Mary Toft; Mary Toft
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dexter Clarence Palmer
ISBN: 9781101871935 1101871938 9781472155283 1472155289
OCLC Number: 1126664031
Notes: Novel based on a true story.
Description: viii, 319 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Rabbit queen
Responsibility: Dexter Palmer.

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"In 1726 in the small town of Godalming, England, a young woman confounds the medical community by giving birth to dead rabbits. Surgeon John Howard is a rational man. His apprentice Zachary knows John is reluctant to believe anything that purports to exist outside the realm of logic. But even John cannot explain how or why Mary Toft, the wife of a local farmer, manages to give birth to a dead rabbit. When this singular event becomes a regular occurrence, John realizes that nothing in his experience as a village physician has prepared him to deal with a situation as disturbing as this. He writes to several preeminent surgeons in London, three of whom quickly arrive in the small town of Godalming ready to observe and opine. When Mary's plight reaches the attention of King George, Mary and her doctors are summoned to London, where Zachary experiences for the first time a world apart from his small-town existence, and is exposed to some of the darkest corners of the human soul. All the while, Mary lies in bed, waiting for another birth, as doubts begin to blossom among the surgeons and a growing group of onlookers grow impatient for another miracle..."--Publisher description.

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