Master Georgie

Master Georgie

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Portrays the horrors of war in the story of a group of British soldiers and their adventures in the nineteenth-century Crimean War.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, c1998
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786705634
0786705639
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAINBRIDG
Characteristics: 190 p. ; 22 cm

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George Hardy, surgeon and photographer - sets off from the cold squalor of Victorian Liverpool for the heat and glitter of the Bosphorus to offer his services in the Crimea, a small caravan of devoted followers straggling behind, all of them driven onwards through a rising tide of death and dise... Read More »


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GLNovak
Jan 02, 2015

This story is of a young doctor, George Hardy, as told by the people around him. It is a love story, an historical novel of the Crimean War, a social comment novel, all related in a very reserved, matter-of-fact manner. It can be confusing as each part, or plate as Bainbridge calls it, is from the perspective of someone different and you don't always clue in right away who it is. I found the Crimean War scenes to be quite vivid in their portrayal of the appalling conditions - certainly not the pomp and glory we often are dished up. This is a tough book to read and I would not recommend it unless you want to read something in the Victorian style.

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rtwete
Mar 18, 2011

Heroine is orphan adopted by upper class family. She is besotted with young man of family, who becomes a doctor. He and brother-in-law go to Crimean War to treat casualties. For some reason, women go also, maybe it starts out just as a travel jaunt, then they end up embroiled in the war. Women return to England except for heroine. She seems very attached to Georgie & wife's children. Like US Civil War in same century, more are killed by disease and pestilence than battle.

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