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Banville, John

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The sea by John Banville( Book )

94 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of his wife, Max Morden retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers, where his own life becomes inextricably entwined with the members of the vacationing Grace family
The infinities by John Banville( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician lies dying. Gathered around him are his family: Adam, his son; Adam's wife; Petra, his daughter; his wife Ursula, stepmother to his children; and his daughter's young man. But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievous immortals who begin to stir up trouble to sometimes wildly unintended effect
Ancient light by John Banville( Book )

52 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor in the twilight of his career reflects on a poignant first love affair at the age of fifteen with his best friend's mother and inexplicably lands a role opposite a famous but fragile actress who helps him come to an astonishing realization
The untouchable by John Banville( Book )

70 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of British Cold War spies told in the form of a memoir by Sir Victor Maskell, a respected art historian unmasked as an agent of the Soviet Union. He describes who they were and why they did it--why he did it--tracing their evolution from the original 1930s Cambridge university graduates to the present. By the author of Athena
The book of evidence by John Banville( Book )

76 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddie Montgomery, a thirty-eight-year-old one-time scientist, returns to his native Ireland to reclaim a seventeenth-century Dutch school painting which he believes to be part of his patrimony, committing a ghastly murder along the way
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García( Visual )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making
The blue guitar by John Banville( Book )

34 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Otway Orme, a semi-famous artist and petty thief, despairing of limits in his talents, flees when his latest theft is discovered and sequesters himself in his childhood home, where he struggles to understand how he reached his current state
Shroud by John Banville( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young woman threatens to expose a damaging secret from his former life, Axel Vander, an elderly scholar and master liar, is forced to examine his past to uncover the truths that he has so carefully hidden
Eclipse : a novel by John Banville( Book )

51 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Cleave, a famous actor who "took to the stage to give myself a cast of characters to inhabit who would be ... of more weight and moment than I could ever hope to be", faces the almost certain collapse of his thirty-year career. In physical and psychological retreat, he returns to his abandoned childhood home, believing that, away from his wife and daughter, away from the world at large, alone, without an audience of any kind, he might finally stop performing, catch himself in the act of living, and simply be."--Jacket
Kepler, a novel by John Banville( Book )

64 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic turbulent life of Johannes Kepler, "Imperial Mathematician and Court Astronomer" in 17th century Bohemia is portrayed in a superb fusion of imagination and information
Athena : a novel by John Banville( Book )

45 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An art expert is hired by Irish gangsters to authenticate some 17th Century Dutch paintings. The job leads to an affair with a gangster's moll, a sado-masochistic liaison which mirrors the subject matter of the paintings. A tale of a twin obsession, art and woman
Ghosts by John Banville( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of strangers, passengers on a day-boat that runs aground, are washed up on an island. Shaken and sodden, they nonetheless make quick work of the situation at hand. But what is the situation? They've invaded the closely protected enclave of an eminent art historian, but their presence seems to rouse in the historian's assistant a long-ripening hunger for company. Certainly the grounding of the boat was an accident, but one of the passengers seem to know the professor and to have an air of purpose about him. Why, as their day on the island progresses, do they seem to inhabit a series of weighty tableaux? And who is the man who moves among them as both spectator and player, the nameless, seemingly haunted narrator whose sensibility is the sometimes clarifing, sometimes distorting lens through which we view the action?
Doctor Copernicus : a novel by John Banville( Book )

68 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the life of the sixteenth-century cleric whose ideas demolished the medieval view of the universe
The sea by John Banville( Recording )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Morden visits the seaside town where he spent his summers as a child after the death of his wife. There he remembers the Graces, the family that introduced him to a world of feeling he'd never experienced before. Interwoven with this story are Morden's memories of his wife, Anna--of their life together, of her death
Birchwood by John Banville( Book )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel that centres around Gabriel Godkin and his return to his dilapidated family estate. After years away, Gabriel returns to a house filled with memories and despair. Delving deep into family secrets? a cold father, a tortured mother, an insane grandmother? Gabriel also recalls his first encounters with love and loss. At once a novel of a family, of isolation, and of a blighted Ireland, "Birchwood" is a remarkable and complex story about the end of innocence for one boy and his country, told in the brilliantly styled prose of one of our most essential writers"--Publisher's description
The Newton letter by John Banville( Book )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historian, trying to finish a long-overdue book on Isaac Newton, rent a cottage not far by train from Dublin for the summer. All he need, he thinks, is a few weeks of concentrated work. Why, he must unravel, did Newton break down in 1693? What possessed him to write that strange letter to his friend John Locke? But in the long seeping summer days, old sloth and present reality take over
Mefisto by John Banville( Book )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Ierse jongen raakt onder de invloed van een duivelse metgezel
Best European fiction 2013 by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2013 may be the best year yet for Best European Fiction. The inimitable John Banville joins the list of distinguished preface writers for Aleksandar Hemon's series, and A. S. Byatt represents England among a luminous cast of European contributors. Fans of the series will find everything they've grown to love, while new readers will discover what they've been missing!
Prague pictures : portraits of a city by John Banville( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Banville traces Prague's often tragic history and portrays the people who made it, the emperors and princes, geniuses and charlatans, heroes and scoundrels, and paints a portrait of the Prague of today, reveling in its newfound freedoms, eager to join the European Community and at the same time suspicious of what many Praguers see as yet another totalitarian takeover. He writes of his first visit to the city, in the depths of the Cold War, when he engaged in a spot of art smuggling, and of subsequent trips there, of the people he met, and friends he made, the places he came to know."--BOOK JACKET
Time pieces : a Dublin memoir by John Banville( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the young John Banville, Dublin was a place of enchantment and yearning. Each year, on his birthday - the 8th of December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception - he and his mother would journey by train to the capital city, passing frosted pink fields at dawn, to arrive at Westland Row and the beginning of a day's adventures that included much-anticipated trips to Clery's and the Palm Beach ice-cream parlour. The aspiring writer first came to live in the city when he was 18. In a once grand but now dilapidated flat in Upper Mount Street, he wrote and dreamed and hoped. Alternating between vignettes of Banville's own past, and present-day historical explorations of the city, 'Time Pieces' is a vivid evocation of childhood and memory
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Banṿil, G'on 1945-

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Banville, William John, 1945-

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Бэнвилл Д

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Бэнвилл, Джон 1945-

Джон Банвил

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באנוויל, ג'ון 1945-

בלק, בנג'מין 1945-

בנוויל, ג'ון, 1945-

בנויל, ג'ון 1945-

ג'ון באנוויל סופר אירי

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جان بنویل فیلمنامه‌نویس ایرلندی

جون بانفيل

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반빌, 존 1945-

밴빌, 존 1945-

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The infinitiesThe untouchableThe book of evidenceShroudEclipse : a novelKepler, a novelAthena : a novelGhosts