By Richard Gordon
The unforgettable novel of an outstanding general practitioner who rebuilt the smashed faces and burned fingers of Britain’s warfare heroes.
Graham Trevose used to be one of many few. He was once a plastic health professional, grew to become from the peacetime correction of nature’s lady flaws, to the reconstruction of the faces and our bodies of fellows hideously burned by way of war.
In the wards of a switched over mad-house he restored their trust in themselves, gave them braveness and grew upon their scarred tissues, new noses, palms, lips and eyebrows.... they referred to as him ‘the wizard’.
But he had enemies too. while Graham took a mistress from his personal ward employees, they introduced a conspiracy to deprive him of his authority, his paintings, or even his love.
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Charlotte: My brother is the very counterpart and reverse of me: I am gay, he is grave; I am airy, he is solid; I am ever selecting the most pleasing objects for my laughter, he has a tear for every pitiful one. And thus, whilst he is plucking the briars and thorns from the path of the unfortunate, I am strewing my own path with roses. Letitia: My sweet friend, not quite so poetical, and a little more particular. Charlotte: Hands off, Letitia. I feel the rage of simile upon me; I can’t talk to you in any other way.
Did he meet a more favourable reception than his letters? 7 Clarissa (1748) and Sir Charles Grandison (1753) were popular sentimental novels by the English writer Samuel Richardson. Sentimental Journey (1768) was written by Laurence Sterne, an Irish novelist. William Shenstone was an English novelist and poet. 44 | The Contrast by Royall Tyler Letitia: Much the same. She spoke of him with respect abroad, and with contempt in her closet. She watched his conduct and conversation, and found that he had by travelling acquired the wickedness of Lovelace without his wit, and the politeness of Sir Charles Grandison without his generosity.
Introduction | 33 12. , quoted in Richard S. Pressman, “Class Positioning and Shays’ Rebellion: Resolving the Contradictions of The Contrast,” Early American Literature, 21 (1986): 92. 13. Pennsylvania Herald, 13 Nov. , Papers of James Madison, 9:418. 14. William Dunlap, A History of the American Theatre, from Its Origins to 1832, ed. Tice L. Miller (1832; Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005), 75. 15. See, for instance, Loren Noveck, “The Contrast,” 16 Apr. htm#455 [accessed 31 May 2006]; Alexis Soloski, “Dearth of a Nation,” The Village Voice, 25 Apr.