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The Sea

By Banville, John




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.

 


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The Sea

Banville John

Great Britain: Picador, 2005. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Sea [Signed]

BANVILLE, John

London: Picador, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Fine/Very Fine. First Impression, unread and signed by Banville on the title page, of this "modern classic." 8vo: [6],264pp. Publisher's Prussian blue cloth, spine stamped brightly in gilt, grey end papers, illustrated dust jacket priced £16.99. Virtually flawless, crisp, clean and bright. In a Paris Review interview, Banville described The Sea, his fourteenth novel, as a "direct return to my childhood, to when I was ten or so. The book is set in a fictionalized Rosslare, the seaside village where we went every summer as children." The story is told, as a reflective journal, by Max Morden, a retired art historian "attempting to reconcile himself to the deaths of those he loved as a child and as an adult. The book received many excellent reviews on publication, although it was the winning of the Booker Prize in 2005, against exceptionally strong competition, that set The Sea on the road to becoming a modern classic. The novel is one of Banville's best, and its author, as is often claimed, one of the most innovative contemporary writers in English." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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$265.00

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The Sea

John Banville

UK: Picador, 2005. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. 1st printing First Edition, First Impression SIGNED by the author to title page. Winner of the 2005 MAN Booker Prize. Fine in Fine DW. Great copy.

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$183.70

The Sea: A Screenplay

Banville, John

London,UK: Enitharmon, 2013. Book. New. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First edition, first printing of the Screenplay, published as a limited edition of 100 Signed numbered and slipcased copies this being #14 of that 100. Winner of the 2005 MAN Booker Prize. This copy is one of the few that is not only special signature page to the rear of the book but also to the title page. .

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$175.22

The Sea.

Banville, John.

London:: Picador,, 2005. First edition. Cloth. As NEW in As NEW DJ. First printing. Unread.

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$148.80

The Sea

Banville, John

New York,USA, 2006. Book. New. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). One sheet of white paper containing typescript of the first two and a half pages of [The Sea], from a reading that took place in 92nd Street Y, Tisch Center for the Arts/Unterberg Poetry Center, New York on March 27th 2006. Signed by John Banville to the top of the page..

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$137.68

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The Sea

Banville, John

London: Picador, 2005. Book. Very Good. Paperback. First Edition. Advanced reading copy. 264 pages. Crease on front cover..

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$113.06

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The Sea (Signed 1st Printing)

John Banville

USA: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/Fine. A fine copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed John Banville on the title page--signature only without any further inscription. A tight and clean copy--protected in an acrylic dustjacket covering. A superb and collectible copy of the first printing.

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$95.00

The Sea

BANVILLE, John

NY: Knopf, 2006. The Proof copy of this year's surprise winner of the Booker Prize. Proof states on front cover that it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize -- so this was released before the book won the award. . Proof. Printed Wraps. Near Fine/No Jacket. Advance Uncorrected Proof.

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The Sea

John Banville

London - Picador, 2005 Book. FINE in a FINE d. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this novel by John Banville. Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize, The Sea is the story of Max Morden, a retired art historian who is attempting to reconcile himself to the deaths of those whom he loved as a child and as an adult. The novel is written as a reflective journal; the setting always in flux and wholly dependent on the topic or theme Max decides to write about. Condition: In a cloth binding in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in lovely condition. Dustwrapper is very smart with just some very slight edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean. Overall: FINE in a FINE dustwrapper..

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The Sea

Banville, John

Picador, London 2005. Uncorrected Proof. 8vo. A fine copy in the publisher's pale-green wraps

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The Sea (HANDSIGNED U.K. 1st printing

Banville, John (Signed)

Picador, 2005-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Sea

Banville, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Light blue paper wraps with black lettering in fine shape. . Advance Reading Copy. Paper Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

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$65.00

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The Sea

Banville, John

(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 .

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The Sea (Signed)

BANVILLE, John

New York: Knopf, 2005. Winner of the "Booker Prize"; 195pp. Tight, clean copy of the first U.S. edition in as new dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. . First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine -- Price-Clipped.

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$55.00

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THE SEA

Banville, John

New York, N. Y., U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2005. First American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by author on title page. Winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize, and the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year. Fine, unread, first edition, fist printing, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. {Not remainder-marked or price-clipped} L10/L94

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$55.00

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THE SEA

John Banville

New York: Knopf. 2005. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307263118 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. ; Man Booker Prize; 8.60 X 6.20 X 1.20 inches; 208 pages; Original dust jacket. .

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$50.00

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THE SEA

Banville, John

London: Picador, 2005. 264 pages. Gold lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is protected in Brodart. A fine copy of this novel featuring historian Max Morden. This book was the winner of the Booker Prize for 2005. Signed by the author on the title page. . Signed. Fifth Printing. Blue Cloth Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 5.5 x 9. Fiction.

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The Sea (Man Booker Prize)

Banville, John

Knopf, 2005-11-01. Hardcover. Fine, signed by author/Fine. Signed by John Banville on title page. New book, dust jacket in mylar. First American edition of this Man Booker Prize winner.

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The Sea

Banville, John

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.

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The Sea

Banville, John

Picador. Hardcover. 0330483285 . New.

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The Sea

Banville, John

Random House Inc, 2006. Reprint. Paperback. New. Struggling to cope with grief, anger, and loss following the death of his wife, Max, a middle-aged man, returns to his childhood seaside home, where he deals with his memories of his first encounter with the Graces, a wealthy vacationing family, his recollections of his wife, and the emotional upheaval of the present as he comes to an understanding of the profound influence of the past on the his life. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.SKU: MM-20177481; EAN: 9781400097029

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$48.20

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THE SEA

Banville, John

New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc. 2005. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307263118 . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket. .

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The Sea

Banville, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 195pp. 8vo. Tan boards with black cloth spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Book is tight, clean, unclipped, has no marks, and has a jacket protector. Stated First American Edition. Won the Man Booker Prize.

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$45.50

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The Sea

John Banville

Picador, 2005-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. New York: Picador, 2005. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Booker Prize Winner. Fine in like dust jacket.

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THE SEA

Banville, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307263118 . Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. First American Edition, as stated. Winner of the Man Booker Prize. ; 1.2 x 8.6 x 6.2 Inches; 208 pages; Original dust jacket. .

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$40.95

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The Sea

Banville, John

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

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The Sea

Banville, John

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2005 Fine in a fine dust jacket. First American Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $23.00 printed on the front flap of dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Sea

Banville, John

New York, NY: Alfred A Knopf. F/F. DJ has light edge wear and light rubbing. First US Edition. First Printing. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 2005.

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The Sea.

Banville, John.

London: Picador. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.. London, Picador, 2005. 14cm x 22cm. 262 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. The author of The Untouchable (“contemporary fiction gets no better than this”—Patrick McGrath, The New York Times Book Review) now gives us a luminous novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory. The narrator is Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who, soon after his wife’s death, has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child—a retreat from the grief, anger, and numbness of his life without her. But it is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled vacationing family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time. The seductive mother; the imperious father; the twins—Chloe, fiery and forthright, and Myles, silent and expressionless—in whose mysterious connection Max became profoundly entangled, each of them a part of the “barely bearable raw immediacy” of his childhood memories. Interwoven with this story are Morden’s memories of his wife, Anna—of their life together, of her death—and the moments, both significant and mundane, that make up his life now: his relationship with his grown daughter, Claire, 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.” What Max comes to understand about the past, and about its indelible effects on him, is at the center of this elegiac, vividly dramatic, beautifully written novel—among the finest we have had from this extraordinary writer.

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Sea, The (Film Tie-In)

Banville, John

PAN MACMILLAN INDIA. New.

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The Sea (Uncorrected Proof)

BANVILLE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. First edition. Softcover. Uncorrected proof. A novel from this Booker Prize winning author of "The Book of Evidence." Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A tight near fine copy in blue printed wrappers with some creasing to the bottom corner of the front panel and first few pages. Uncommon in this format.

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$35.00

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The Sea

John Banville

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2005 Fine first edition in fine dust jacket. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Sea (Man Booker Prize)

Banville, John

Knopf, 2005-11-01. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. Hardcover with dust jacket. Stated First American Edition. 1st printing (no later printings indicated). Winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize, and the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year. Signed by the author, John Banville; no other markings. Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!

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$33.25

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THE SEA

Banville, John

New York: Knopf. Near Fine; Uncorrected Proof in blue paper wraps. Winner of the Booker . Prize for Fiction 2005. Some fading along bottom edge of front cover.. 2005. Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. 0307263118 . Struggling to cope with grief, anger, and loss following the death of his wife, Max, a middle-aged man, returns to his childhood seaside home, where he deals with his memories of his first encounter with the Graces, a wealthy vacationing family, his recollections of his wife, and the emotional upheaval of the present as he comes to an understanding of the profound influence of the past on the his life. ; Trade PB; 195 pages .

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The Sea

BANVILLE, John

New York: Knopf, 2005. Winner of the "Booker Prize"; 195pp. Tight, clean copy of the first U.S. edition in price-clipped dust jacket. . First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine -- Price-Clipped.

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The Sea

Banville, John

London: Picador, 2005. 264pp.[111315171918161412] With the Man Booker Prize 2005 sticker to the d.j. cover. No inscriptions, fading, wear or clipping. omes with the special Man Booker bookmark for 2005. . 11th impression. Hardback. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

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$28.26

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The Sea

Banville, John

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc. F/NF. Very lightly bumped spine ends. DJ has very light edge wear and some rubbing. First US Edition. First Printing. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 2005.

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The Passions of the Mind: A Biographical Novel of Sigmund Freud

Stone, Irving

NY: Doubleday, 1971. First Edition. SIGNED by the author, Irving Stone. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. Large octavo, thick. Hardcover.

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The Sea (Man Booker Prize)

Banville, John

Knopf. Hardcover. 0307263118 very gently used HC with DJ, first american edition, binding clean and tight, free of markings . Fine.

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The Sea (Vintage International)

Banville, John

Vintage. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$25.85

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Sea

John Banville

PICADOR, 2006. Paperback. New. Backlist reissue with new cover design, tohe tie-in with }The Infinities{.SKU: MM-80048854; EAN: 9780330483292

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The Sea: Booker Prize Winner 2005 (Picador 40th Anniversary Editn)

John Banville

Prentice Hall India Learning Private Limited, 7/6/2012. Paperback. New. Brand new Fast delivery

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The Sea (First Printing)

Banville John

London: Picador, 2005 Very near fine trade paperback, usual age tanning. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover.

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The Sea

Banville John

Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author(s). Alfred A. Knopf Signed by author on title page. Partially erased pencil gift inscription on verso of front endpaper as well as small erasure of penciled numbers on front endpaper. Price-clipped DJ.

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Sea, The (Film Tie-In)

Banville, John

PAN MACMILLAN INDIA. New. Very good condition

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The Sea

John Banville

Pan Macmillan UK, 2013. Paperback. New. When Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. Mr and Mrs Grace and their twin children Myles and Chloe appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. Max grew to know them intricately, even intimately, and what ensued would haunt him for the rest of his years, shaping everything that was to follow.SKU: MM-45004639; EAN: 9781447249498

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$23.10

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The Sea

Banville, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf Inc, 2005. First American edition, first printin. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Alfred A. Knopf Inc, 2005. Fine. Alfred A. Knopf Inc, 2005. Fine. John Banville (1945-) is an Irish writer who published his first book in 1970. The Sea was published in 2005 to critical acclaim; it won the Booker Prize. This is the first American edition, first printing. Gray paper boards bound at spine in black cloth; gold lettering on spine only. No marking inside or out; binding tight and square. Unclipped dust jacket has a small repaired tear at top of spine plus some minor bumps. 195 pages. <br/><br/>

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$23.00

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The Sea (Man Booker Prize)

John Banville

Knopf, 2005-11-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Sea

Banville, John

Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Sturdy book, black cloth spine, light brown boards, very bright gilt lettering on spine, 195 pages. DJ glossy with photo of bay and bluff on front, light and darker green background to spine and back, praise on back from The Spectator, The Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian and others. DJ has light crease at bottom front left. Near Very Fine DJ/Very Fine book.. 4th Ptg.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Very Fine.

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