John Banville


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    Literary

    Nov-2017

    From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, a dazzling and audacious new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected territory.Isabel Archer is a young American woman, s...

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    Romance

    Sep-2015

    A new novel -- at once trenchant, witty, and shattering -- about the intricacies of artistic creation, about theft, and about the ways in which we learn to possess one another, and to hold on to ourselves. Equally self-aggrandizing and self-deprec...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2015

    Two essential novels from one of the most imaginative writers of our time: THE SEA, winner of the Man Booker prize, and THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE, an unforgettable literary mystery short-listed for the Booker prize. THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE is a brilliantl...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2013

    Year five of the "Best European Fiction" series brings another crop of cutting-edge short stories from across the continent. From Belarus to Wales Translated from more than 25 languages and highlighting the future luminaries and revolutionaries of i...

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    Literary

    Jul-2013

    A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions -- fear, jealousy, desire -- that course beneath the surface of everyday life. From a couple ...

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    Literary

    Oct-2012

    The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea gives us a brilliant, profoundly moving new novel about an actor in the twilight of his life and his career: a meditation on love and loss, and on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present liv...

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    Literary

    Sep-2009

    On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, the Godley family gathers at the bedside of Adam, a renowned mathematician and their patriarch. But they are not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a clan of mischievous immortals--Zeus, Pan, and...

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    Literary

    Nov-2005

    In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2002

    One part Nietzsche, one part Humbert Humbert, and a soupcon of Milton s Lucifer, Axel Vander, the dizzyingly unreliable narrator of John Banville s masterful new novel, is very old, recently widowed, and the bearer of a fearsome reputation as a liter...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2001

    THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE: Freddie Montgomery has committed two crimes. He stole a small Dutch master from a wealthy family friend, and he murdered a chambermaid who caught him in the act. This is a remarkable crime novel, unlike any other in its flawless...

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    Thriller

    Oct-2000

    Alexander Cleave, actor, has left his career and his family behind and banished himself to his childhood home. He wants to retire from life, but finds this impossible in a house brimming with presences, some ghostly, some undeniably human. Memories, ...

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    Suspense

    May-1997

    Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons, the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his photograph is all over the papers. His disgrace is public, his position as curator of the Queen s pictures term...

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    Suspense

    May-1995

    From the internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Evidence and Ghosts comes a mesmerizing novel that is both a literary thriller and a love story as sumptuously perverse as Lolita. A strange and dreamlike book . . . Banville has a breathtaking...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1993

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1993

    The Revolutions Trilogy -

    ‘Superbly illuminates the man, the time, and the everlasting quest for knowledge’ Observer Johannes Kepler, born in 1571 in south Germany, was one of the world’s greatest mathematicians and astronomers. This novel brilliantly recreates his life...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1991

    A paperback edition of a reworking of the Dr Faustus theme, focusing on the mathematically gifted Gabriel Swan, who attempts to find a numerical solution to his quest for order and meaning in life. From the author of ATHENA and BOOK OF EVIDENCE....

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1991

    The Revolutions Trilogy -

    An historian, about to complete a book on Isaac Newton, rents a cottage in Ireland. His intention is to put the finishing touches to his manuscript. However, as the summer wears on, he becomes obsessed by his writing. By the author of "The Book of Ev...

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    Suspense

    Apr-1990

    John Banville s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer. Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolu...

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    General Fiction

    1976

    The Revolutions Trilogy -

    The work of Nicholas Koppernigk, better known as Copernicus, shattered the medieval view of the universe and led to the formulation of the image of the solar system we know today. Here his life is powerfully evoked in a novel that offers a vivid port...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1973

    An early classic from the Man Booker-prize winning author of "The Sea." "I am therefore I think." So starts John Banville's 1973 novel "Birchwood," a novel that centers around Gabriel Godkin and his return to his dilapidated family estate. After year...

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