The Giant, O'Brien

The Giant, O'Brien

A Novel

eBook - 1998
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A recreation of London in 1782 shows how ancient beliefs came into conflict with the growth of science, chonicling the life and death of a huge Irishman who plans to make a fortune through his immense size.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1998
ISBN: 9780385680349
0385680341
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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hayasash
Jul 13, 2016

Beautifully written. The further you read on, the more you want to keep on reading. It describes the change in life that cities bring, compared to the peaceful simpleness of outside life. A great read for a summer evening. Barely drones on at times.

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finn75
Jan 26, 2015

A sad but brilliant book

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FavouriteFiction Oct 22, 2009

The story of 18th-century Irish giant Charles Byrnes and the surgeon who becomes obsessed with dissecting him after he dies.

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