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The Sea

by Banville, John

Condition: Fine/Fine


Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2005 Fine in a fine dust jacket. First American edition stated on the copyright page. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Original price of $23.00 printed on front flap of dust jacket.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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: Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1306067
  • Title: The Sea
  • Author: Banville, John
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0307263118
  • ISBN 13:9780307263117
  • Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2005


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