Sacred Hunger

by Unsworth, Barry

Sacred Hunger is a historical novel by Barry Unsworth first published in 1992. It was joint winner of the Booker Prize that year, sharing the position with Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient. The story is set in the mid 18th century and centers around the Liverpool Merchant, a slave ship employed in the triangular trade, a central trade route in the Atlantic slave trade.

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Sacred Hunger

by Barry Unsworth

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1992
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1992
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1992
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992. A first edition, first printing by Hamish Hamilton in 1992. Complete with the rare Booker Prize winner sticker. Rare. A fine copy with a near fine + unclipped wrapper which shows slight chipping to the spine tips and one small closed tear on the front edge. Joint winner of the Booker… Read more
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1992
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Sacred Hunger.

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1992
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1993-11-17
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Sacred Hunger

by Barry Unsworth

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Sacred Hunger (ARC)

by Unsworth, Barry

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1992
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992. Trace wear to cover edges and a bump to top rear fore corner that has produced short impact creases to about one-third of the leaves, else a nice tight copy with square spine. Referred by the publisher as "uncorrected advanced proofs". Co-winner, along with Ondaatje's "English Patient", of the 1992 Booker Prize.. First Edition.… Read more
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SACRED HUNGER.

by Unsworth, Barry.

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Sacred Hunger

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1992
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Sacred Hunger

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1992
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Sacred Hunger

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1992
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Sacred Hunger

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Sacred Hunger: A Novel

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Sacred Hunger

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Sacred Hunger

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1992
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Sacred Hunger

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