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James Miranda Barry: Reissued

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by
Patricia Duncker

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

At the turn of the nineteenth century, ten-year-old James Miranda

Barry enrolled as a medical student in Edinburgh, the start of a

glorious career as a military surgeon. Across the Empire, Barry achieved

fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist

and a celebrated social figure. But James Miranda Barry was also a

woman. Her greatest achievement of all had been to ‘pass’ for a man for

more than fifty years.

Patricia Duncker’s novel tells

Barry’s story for the first time, in a richly inventive and entertaining

tale of dark family secrets, adultery, questioned paternity and

colonial history. It confirms her rare talent as a writer of profound

ideas and immense storytelling power.

At the turn of the nineteenth century, ten-year-old James Miranda

Barry enrolled as a medical student in Edinburgh, the start of a

glorious career as a military surgeon. Across the Empire, Barry achieved

fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist

and a celebrated social figure. But James Miranda Barry was also a

woman. Her greatest achievement of all had been to ‘pass’ for a man for

more than fifty years.

Patricia Duncker’s novel tells… (more)

At the turn of the nineteenth century, ten-year-old James Miranda

Barry enrolled as a medical student in Edinburgh, the start of a

glorious career as a military surgeon. Across the Empire, Barry achieved

fame not only as a brilliant physician, but also a legendary duellist

and a celebrated social figure. But James Miranda Barry was also a

woman. Her greatest achievement of all had been to ‘pass’ for a man for

more than fifty years.

Patricia Duncker’s novel tells

Barry’s story for the first time, in a richly inventive and entertaining

tale of dark family secrets, adultery, questioned paternity and

colonial history. It confirms her rare talent as a writer of profound

ideas and immense storytelling power.

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