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The House of Sight and Shadow: A Novel

Griffin, Nicholas

ISBN 10: 0375504729 / ISBN 13: 9780375504723
Published by Villard, 2001
New Condition: New Soft cover
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Title: The House of Sight and Shadow: A Novel

Publisher: Villard

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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In a city still recovering from the ravages of plague and fire, two doctors crisscross the boundaries of morality. It is a challenge that leads Sir Edmund Calcraft, an eminent and notorious anatomist, and Joseph Bendix, his ambitious young student, into playing a dark game with the growing criminal underworld. At the heart of the book lies a haunting love story that both drives and threatens to destroy their quest. <br /><br />In gallows and madhouses, in anatomical laboratories and a &#x201c;Frost Fair&#x201d; set on the frozen Thames, the two men engage in a competition involving both head and heart. Mixing history, myth, medicine, and fiction, <b>The House of Sight and Shadow</b> is a compelling tale about the fallibility of both love and reason.

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Nicholas Griffin grew up in England and New York and wrote his first novel, The Requiem Shark, after genealogical research turned up a pirate in his family tree. He is at work on a third novel, also set in the eighteenth century, about a group of troublesome young Englishmen on a grand tour of Italy.

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