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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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London, 1826: Leaving behind his father's failures, Gabriel Swift arrives to study with Edwin Poll, the greatest of the city's anatomists. It is his chance to find advancement by making a name for himself. But instead he finds himself drawn to his master's nemesis, Lucan. Dismissed by Mr Poll, Gabriel descends into the violence and corruption of London's underworld. Ten years later, another man teaches art in the penal colony of New South Wales. But as becomes clear when he falls in love with one of his pupils, no one may escape their past forever. (Source: Trove)

Notes

  • Epigraph: We are born with the dead:
    See, they return, and bring us with them. T.S Eliot, Four Quartets.
  • The Resurrectionist was selected as one of the eight featured books on the 2008 'Richard & Judy' Summer Read list in the United Kingdom.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording and large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2006 .
      Extent: 335p.
      ISBN: 033042226X, 9780330422260
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Faber , 2007 .
      Extent: 335p.
      ISBN: 9780571232758, 9780571232765
Alternative title: La tomba del diavolo
Language: Italian

Works about this Work

Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
What Next for Rosemary Cameron? Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 June 2008; (p. 34)
A column canvassing current literary news including reports on the Melbourne Writers' Festival, a new global appointment for HarperCollins, and the inclusion of James Bradley's The Resurrectionist on Richard and Judy's Summer Reading List in the United Kingdom.
Undercover Angela Bennie , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 June 2008; (p. 32)
19th-Century Rational Thought Confines Man to Body Seth Myers , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 22 no. 1 2008; (p. 76-77)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Untitled Tom Aitken , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1 June no. 5435 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Anatomy of Violence Catherine Keenan , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 March 2006; (p. 20-21)
My Dark Places Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 March 2006; (p. 16)
Novel Views of History Helen MacDonald , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 March 2006; (p. 14-15)
Helen MacDonald discusses Bradley's historical novel about dissection, The Resurrectionist, and her own non-fiction work on the same historical subject, Human Remains : Episodes in Human Dissection (Melbourne University Press, 2005), in light of the current interest in literary non-fiction and the arguments for and against history being presented by historians or novelists.
Hello : James Bradley : Novelist Anne Lim , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 6-7 May 2006; (p. 11)
Australian Fiction 2005-2006 Thomas Shapcott , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 51 no. 2006; (p. 108-119)
On the Edge of the Abyss Guy Mosel , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 February 2006; (p. 5)
Untitled Lachlan Jobbins , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 85 no. 7 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Driven to the Brink Ingrid Wassenaar , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 February 2006; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Body of Evidence Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 March 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Georgian Grunge Robert Phiddian , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 279 2006; (p. 57)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Promise of Brilliance Fades in Slow Descent to Hell Diane Stubbings , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 March 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Bodies and Soul Barry Oakley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 March vol. 124 no. 6510 2006; (p. 68)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Life Transported to the Light Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 March 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
On Gruesome Sacks of Meat and Bone James Ley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 March 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Untitled Cameron Woodhead , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , April no. 11 2006; (p. 65)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Untitled Lachlan Jobbins , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 85 no. 7 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Driven to the Brink Ingrid Wassenaar , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 February 2006; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Body of Evidence Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 March 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Georgian Grunge Robert Phiddian , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 279 2006; (p. 57)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Promise of Brilliance Fades in Slow Descent to Hell Diane Stubbings , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 March 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Bodies and Soul Barry Oakley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 March vol. 124 no. 6510 2006; (p. 68)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Life Transported to the Light Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 March 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
On Gruesome Sacks of Meat and Bone James Ley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 March 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Untitled Cameron Woodhead , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , April no. 11 2006; (p. 65)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Untitled Gillian Dooley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 19 May - 1 June no. 292 2006; (p. 16)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Like a Snatch of Dickens Christopher Bantick , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 31 July 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Untitled Tom Aitken , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1 June no. 5435 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
19th-Century Rational Thought Confines Man to Body Seth Myers , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 22 no. 1 2008; (p. 76-77)

— Review of The Resurrectionist James Bradley 2006 single work novel
Work in Progress : On the Resurrectionist James Bradley , 2003 single work essay
— Appears in: Heat , no. 6 (New Series) 2003; (p. 217-226)
Anatomy of Violence Catherine Keenan , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 March 2006; (p. 20-21)
My Dark Places Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 March 2006; (p. 16)
Novel Views of History Helen MacDonald , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 March 2006; (p. 14-15)
Helen MacDonald discusses Bradley's historical novel about dissection, The Resurrectionist, and her own non-fiction work on the same historical subject, Human Remains : Episodes in Human Dissection (Melbourne University Press, 2005), in light of the current interest in literary non-fiction and the arguments for and against history being presented by historians or novelists.
Hello : James Bradley : Novelist Anne Lim , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 6-7 May 2006; (p. 11)
Australian Fiction 2005-2006 Thomas Shapcott , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 51 no. 2006; (p. 108-119)
What Next for Rosemary Cameron? Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 June 2008; (p. 34)
A column canvassing current literary news including reports on the Melbourne Writers' Festival, a new global appointment for HarperCollins, and the inclusion of James Bradley's The Resurrectionist on Richard and Judy's Summer Reading List in the United Kingdom.
Undercover Angela Bennie , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 June 2008; (p. 32)
On the Edge of the Abyss Guy Mosel , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 February 2006; (p. 5)
Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
Last amended 30 Nov 2011 14:05:14
Settings:
  • London,
    c
    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • New South Wales,
  • 1826-1827
  • 1836
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