Unsworth, Barry 1930-
Most widely held works about Barry Unsworth
Most widely held works by Barry Unsworth
Sacred hunger by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
William Kemp owns a slave ship, his nephew and son serve aboard the ship, the crew and human cargo are stranded on the coast of Florida.
Morality play by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
54 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 1,705 libraries worldwide
In 14th Century England, a troupe of touring actors arrives in a town where a deaf-and-mute girl awaits execution for murder. They research the crime and perform a play that is closer to the truth than anyone imagined. When the local lord summons them to his castle for a private performance, they know they are in trouble. By the author of Pascali's Island.
Land of marvels : a novel by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,644 libraries worldwide
In this thriller set in the Middle East of 1914, Somerville, a British archaeologist, and his team are excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace when an American geologist from an oil company posing as an archaeologist arrives one day and insinuates himself into Somerville's group. But he's not the only one working undercover to stake a claim on Iraq's rich oil fields.
The songs of the kings by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
"As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman - blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia, Agamemnon's beloved daughter, is brought to the coast under false pretenses, and when a knife is fashioned out of the finest and most precious of materials, it looks as if the ships will soon be on their way. But can a father really go to these lengths to secure political victory, and can a daughter willingly give up her life for the worldly ambitions of her father?" "Throwing off the heroic values we expect of them, Barry Unsworth's mythic characters embrace the political ethos of the twenty-first century and speak in words we recognize as our own. The blowhard Odysseus warns the men to not "marginalize" Agamemnon and to "strike while the bronze is hot." High-sounding principles clash with private motives, and dark comedy ensues."--BOOK JACKET.
Losing Nelson : a novel by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,251 libraries worldwide
As he writes on Nelson, a British biographer re-lives his battles and romances. But he is obsessed by a black mark against his hero, Nelson's massacre of Neapolitans. The biographer undertakes a trip to Naples and receives an explanation.
The ruby in her navel : a novel of love and intrigue in the twelfth century by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
"Set in the Middle Ages during the brief yet glittering rule of the Norman kings, The Ruby in Her Navel is a tale in which the conflicts of the past portend the present. The novel opens in Palermo, in which Latin and Greek, Arab and Jew live together in precarious harmony. Thurstan Beauchamp, the Christian son of a Norman knight, works for Yusuf, a Muslim Arab, in the palace's central finance office, a job that includes the management of blackmail and bribes, and the gathering of secret information for the king." "But the peace and prosperity of the kingdom is being threatened, internally as well as externally. Known for his loyalty but divided between the ideals of chivalry and the harsh political realities of his tumultuous times, Thurstan is dispatched to uncover the conspiracies brewing against his king. During his journeys, he encounters the woman he loved as a youth; and the renewed promise of her love, as well as the mysterious presence of an itinerant dancing girl, sends him on a spiritual odyssey that forces him to question the nature of his ambition and the folly of uncritical reverence for authority."--BOOK JACKET.
After Hannibal by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 944 libraries worldwide
A lighthearted tale of the colonization of the Umbrian countryside by international yuppies. With one hand they fight the locals, with the other each other. The bone of contention is who will pay for the collapsed village wall, an accident blamed on a moving truck. By the author of Morality Play.
The idol hunter by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 853 libraries worldwide
Stone virgin by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 807 libraries worldwide
As Simon Baikes restores a 15th century Venetian masterpiece, he becomes obsessed with the sculpture. He finds himself involved in a crime as he reconstructs the past and is drawn into the mysteries of love, betrayal, and violence.
The rage of the vulture by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
The Ottoman Empire is at its most corrupt and, with his wife and son, Englishman Robert Markham returns to Constantinople, where--twelve years earlier--he saved himself as the Turks raped and murdered his Armenian fiancee.
The hide by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
A novel of intrigue in an English country estate. The protagonist is Simon who lives there with his sister and whose pastime is spying on a woman neighbor as she is undressing. Simon's problems begin with the arrival of a new gardener who also has a penchant for spying. By the author of Morality Play.
Crete by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Sugar and rum by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Suffering from writer's block a man goes for a walk in Liverpool and meets a war buddy working as a busker. They discuss the death of a soldier for which the writer always felt responsible and the buddy's revelation changes the writer's life.
Mooncranker's gift by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
The partnership by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
The big day by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
It was a big day for Cuthbertson's Regional School, and it would go off like a bomb. Degree Day was always an important day, even at this school of unaccredited degrees attended mostly by foreign students with enough cash to purchase their education. Donald Cuthbertson prided himself on being a model for his students and teachers, but he had lately begun to lose his focus, to drift into the past, with even his writing becoming fuzzy. On top of degree day, there was an evening costume party for his wife Lavinia's fortieth birthday, and she was not going to go quietly into middle age.
The Greeks have a word for it by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Two men traveling from England disembark in Greece from the same boat. How their lives will accidentally and frighteningly intersect is the subject of this novel. Kennedy, an Englishman of no fixed address, is looking for a teaching job in what he hopes will be a Greek paradise. An opportunist who finds himself falling in love - or at least lust - he orchestrates a scam that will have some intended - and some thoroughly unintended - consequences. Mitsos is returning to Greece after many years away. An unresolved family tragedy awakens again, from the ghosts of his parents' deaths and the brutal wartime politics of Greek against Greek.
The student's book of English : a complete coursebook and grammar to advanced intermediate level by John Lennox Cook ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The Songs of the Kings Compact Disc Pack by Barry Unsworth ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Un été en Italie by Barry Unsworth ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Dans la campagne italienne, autour d'un mur qui s'écroule, se retrouvent et se disputent des personnages venus d'horizons divers : un couple d'Anglais, un Allemand solitaire marqué par son passé nazi, un couple d'homosexuels italiens, des retraités américains venus retrouver les traces de leur jeunesse, un professeur turinois abandonné par sa femme, et une famille de paysans italiens.
Agamemnon (Greek mythology) Americans Archaeologists Art Authors, English Bildungsromans British Catholic Church Clergy Crusades Detective and mystery stories England England--Cornwall (County) Excavations (Archaeology) Fantasy fiction Fiction Geologists Great Britain Greece Greece--Crete Greeks Historical fiction Historiography History Humorous stories Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) International relations Iphigenia (Greek mythology) Iraq Italy--Palermo Italy--Umbria Large type books Manners and customs Middle East Middle East--Troy (Extinct city) Mythology, Greek Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Naval history Nelson, Horatio Nelson,--Viscount,--1758-1805 Nobility Petroleum industry and trade Petroleum--Prospecting Revolution (Turkey : 1909) Slave trade Theater Travel Trojan War Turkey United States Unsworth, Barry,--1930-
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