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THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE (SIGNED) by John Banville - Signed First Edition - Apr 30, 1989 - from Charm City Books (SKU: BS13640)

THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE (SIGNED)

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THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE (SIGNED)

by John Banville

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ISBN 10
0684191806
ISBN 13
9780684191805
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HARDCOVER. SIGNED in Person at the Book Signing Event. THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE by John Banville, (1989). Scarce Signed Copy! Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Won Ireland's Guinness Peat Aviation Award. SIGNED to the Full Title page by John Banville, the author. Brand New and Never owned. This copy is in Mint condition. This is a FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing copy as stated on the copyright page. Dust jacket is in Brand New condition with no issues. Book has no tears, marks, creases, remainder marks, library markings, or black lines on the edges. Not inscribed to anyone. Not price-clipped, not a Book Club Edition (BCE), or signed on a bookplate. True Collectible Quality. First Edition, First Printing, hand SIGNED to the Full Title page. No inscription; full signature only. * From an event featuring John Banville and Colum McCann in New York City on February 24, 2010, at the 92nd Street Y Tisch Center For The Arts. * FREE: The complete eight-page program for this event is included. Any book that I ship that has a Dust jacket will be protected by a New, Clear, Removable Acid-Free Cover. This book will be carefully wrapped and shipped with free delivery confirmation. John Banville, the author of sixteen novels, has been the recipient of the Man Booker Prize (for The Sea), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for Doctor Copernicus), the Guardian Fiction Award (for Kepler), the Franz Kafka Prize, the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and the Prince of Asturias Award. He has published one work of nonfiction, Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir (2018). The Book of Evidence was published in April 30, 1989. ISBN: 0-684-19180-6 and, 978-0684-1918-05. BS13640.

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On Sep 12 2009, serendipity said:
Written in precise, almost cold prose, Banville's masterpiece (and really, which of his novels isn't a masterpiece?) tells the story of Freddie Montgomery, formerly a brilliant mathematician who's fallen on hard times in the Meditteranean where he and his wife have been living, drinking with and cadging money from the local colourful ex-pat community.

In debt, Freddie returns home to Ireland and attempts to retrieve paintings his widowed mother sold to a family friend. This sets off a series of events that result in Freddie stealing a Dutch master and killing a serving-girl, before going on the run and hiding out with another old family friend, Charlie.

That bald descritpiton of the plot does nothing to describe just how wonderful this novel is: part memoir, part confession, concerned with mathematics, philosophy, the nature of evil, sex, death, and other themes Banville regularly explores.

Based in part on a real-life murder case that shocked Ireland in the 1980's and had an interesting political denouement, this novel is easily one of Banville's best. Should have won the Booker for him in 1989.

The finest fiction writer at work today.

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Bookseller
Charm City Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BS13640
Title
THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE (SIGNED)
Author
John Banville
Format/binding
Hardcover w/ Dust Jacket in an Acid-Free Cover
Book condition
New New
Jacket condition
New
Quantity available
1
Edition
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0684191806
ISBN 13
9780684191805
Publisher
Scribner; First Edition first Printing edition (April 30, 1989)
Place of Publication
UNITED STATES
Date published
Apr 30, 1989
Keywords
Politics & Social Sciences, British & Irish Literature
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