Ingenious Pain

Ingenious Pain

A Novel

Book - 1998
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An 18th Century English surgeon is born immune to pain, making him oblivious to the suffering of others. This accounts for his professional success which attracts the attention of the Empress of Russia. On the way to treat her, he runs into a witch who gives him the sensation of pain. That sends him mad but he recovers, emerging from the asylum with the knowledge that without pain one is not really human.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1998, c1997
Edition: 1st Harvest ed
ISBN: 9780156006002
0156006006
Branch Call Number: FICTION MILLER ANDREW
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Ingenious pain

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uncommonreader
May 02, 2012

Miller's first book is set in the 17th century and tells of a man who cannot experience pain. It reveals the seeds of a good writer.

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