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SHROUD (2003) (SIGNED) by John Banville - Signed First Edition - Jun 1, 2003 - from Charm City Books (SKU: BS13145)


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by John Banville

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HARDCOVER. Very Rare Signed First Edition, First Printing copy. SIGNED in Person at the Book Signing Event. SHROUD by John Banville (2003). SIGNED to the Full Title page by John Banville, the author. Excellent condition copy with sight edge bumps/wear only. Brand New looking, spotless original Dust jacket makes this a Very Attractive and Rare copy signed! This is a FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing copy as stated on the copyright page. Dust jacket is in Like 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. FREE: The complete eight-page event program is included. FREE USPS Media Mail Shipping in the United States & Territories. **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). Shroud was published on March 4, 2003. ISBN: 978-0754-0870-90 or 978-0375-4113-04. BS13135.


John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His first book, Long Lankin , was published in 1970. His other books are Nightspawn , Birchwood , Doctor Copernicus , Kepler , The Newton Letter , Mefisto , The Book of Evidence (which was shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize), Ghosts , Athena , The Untouchable , and Eclipse . He lives in Dublin.


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On Mar 31 2010, serendipity said:
Warning: here be SPOILERS....Another fine example of Banville's eloquent prose being used to tell a twisted, deceitful story concerning notions of the Self and reality. Axel Vander, the snobbish, literate, ageing narrator, has fled the sunny coast of California (where he is a celebrated academic modelled in part after Paul De Man) and returned to the Old World; specifically Turin, to meet and confront a young research student who has unwittingly uncovered a great lie at the heart of Vander's life: that as a youth in Holland he wrote anti-semitic articles in a right-wing journal. But there are deeper secrets than that, not the least of which is that he isn't Axel Vander at all, but a Jewish friend of Vander's who appropriated his name after hearing that Vander had been killed in the early part of the war. Now old and dying, Vander begins an impossible love-affair with his young un-masker. The setting, of course, is significant as the Shroud of Turin is both an object of worship and a fake. As usual with Banville, the prose is exquisite to the point where excessive praise seems superfluous. The plot is of less interest than the delicious descriptive language, and the setting allows Banville to explore the meaning of "meaning", fakery, etc, along with his requisite dose of sex, unhappy ghosts, haunting memories, lies, tenderness and torture. Brilliant. I waited a long time to get around to reading this novel, and I wasn't disappointed.


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John Banville
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Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (June 1, 2003)
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