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THE GIANT, O'BRIEN.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Henry Holt, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel by this award-winning author, based on a true story - "The year is 1782; the place, London: the center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and magnet to the desperately poor. Among the latter is the Giant, O'Brien, a freak of nature, a man of song and story who trusts in the old myths. . . He has come to exhibit his size for money. He has, he soon finds, come to die. His opposite is a man of science, a society surgeon, the famed anatomist John Hunter, employer to a legion of grave robbers. He lusts after the Giant's corpse." Short-listed for the Orange Prize. x, 192 pp. ISBN: 0-805044280.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 67837More details Price: $25.00