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The Sea by  John Banville - First Edition; First Printing - (2005) - from Scott Emerson Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

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The Sea

by Banville, John

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


(london): Picador. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. (2005). First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0330483285 . Only slight wear to book or dust jacket. There is a former owner name to the upper title page. Not price clipped. Only real problem is that the former owner opened the book too far at the title page and the joint is somewhat weakened here. There are also two pages with small drops of something that may be coffee, not sure. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

John Banville is an Irish novelist and screenwriter born in 1945. He sometimes writes under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. His eighteenth novel, The Sea, won the Man Booker Prize in 2005. Banville is known for the dark humor of his arch narrators and his cold, inventive prose style. In this novel, Banville's main character is Max Morden, an art historian, who has recently suffered the demise of his beloved wife Anna. It is a journey back down the earliest roadways and alleys of Max's memory. Intertwined within this story are Max’s memories of his wife, Anna and of their life together; his relationship with his grown daughter, Claire, who is desperate to pull him from his grief; and with the other boarders at the house where he is staying, where the past beats inside him “like a second heart.” John Banville, famous for his poetic language, now gives us a uniquely reflective novel about loss, love and the transfiguring power of memory.  


  • Bookseller: Scott Emerson Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 10779
  • Title: The Sea
  • Author: Banville, John
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0330483285
  • ISBN 13: 9780330483285
  • Publisher: Picador
  • Place: (london)
  • Date published: (2005)
  • Keywords: 0330483285, Literature, Booker Prize


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