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- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 23.98
From John Banville, one of the world's greatest writers, comes The Blue Guitar , a story of theft and the betrayal of friendship. Adultery is always put in terms of thieving . But we were happy together, simply happy. Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but the muse has deserted him. He is also, as he confesses, a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
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 literary dandy and bully. A product of the Old World, he is also an escapee from its conflagrations, with... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
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 recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
In this deeply moving and original book, John Banville alloys mystery, fable, and ghost story with poignant psychological acuity to forge the riveting story of a man wary of the future, plagued by the past, and so uncertain in the present that he cannot discern the spectral from the real. When renowned actor Alexander Cleave was a boy living in a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
As Maskell retraces his tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment, we discover a figure of manifold doubleness: Irishman and Englishman; husband, father, and lover of men; betrayer and dupe. Beautifully written, filled with convincing fictional portraits of Maskell's co-conspirators, and vibrant... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95
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 years away, Gabriel returns to a house filled with memories and despair. Delving deep into family secrets?a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
The Infinities is a dazzling example of that mastery, as well as of the formal daring and slyly erudite humor that makes his novels among the most rewarding available to readers today . . . The Infinities surely will delight his many well-deserved admirers.? ? Los Angeles Times ?Outstanding . . . It may be one of the 12 best books of the decade,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2005; US$ 14.67
WINNER OF THE 2005 MAN BOOKER PRIZE When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. The Grace family had appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. Mr and Mrs Grace, with their worldly ease and candour, were... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 14.54
One midsummer's day in Arden, the Godley family gather at their dying father's bedside, a collection of troubled individuals and fraying relationships. The gods, those mischievous spirits, look on silently; unable to resist intervening, they spy, tease and seduce their mortal playthings. Old Adam Godley's time on earth seems to be running out, and... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.47
? The Untouchable is an engrossing, exquisitely written and almost bewilderingly smart book . . . It?s the fullest book I?ve read in a very long time, utterly accomplished, thoroughly readable, written by a novelist of vast talent? Richard Ford Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons and the hasty revelation... more...