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Barry, Sebastian 1955-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 676 publications in 18 languages and 18,018 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Drama  War stories  Poetry  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist
Classifications: PR6052.A729, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sebastian Barry
The secret scripture by Sebastian Barry( Book )

103 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 2,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young woman, Roseanne McNulty was one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland. Now, as her hundredth year draws near, she is a patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital, and she decides to record the events of her life
On Canaan's side : [a novel] by Sebastian Barry( Book )

65 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the tragic story of Lilly Bere, who flees Ireland for the United States under threat of death from the IRA and survives heartache, a midlife pregnancy, and the challenges of the Great Depression and multiple wars
A long long way by Sebastian Barry( Book )

56 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving behind his family in Dublin in order to join the Allied forces during World War I, eighteen-year-old Willie Dunne experiences the camaraderie and cruelty of war. He returns home to the political tensions in Ireland and to rediscover his place within his family
The temporary gentleman by Sebastian Barry( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNulty is a "temporary gentleman"--An Irishman whose commission in the British army in World War II was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he's writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take one step further without examining all the extraordinary events that he has seen. A lifetime of war and world travel--as a soldier in World War II, an engineer, a UN observer--has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan, and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, a magnetic yet unstable woman who, after sharing a life with Jack, gradually slipped from his grasp"--
Annie Dunne by Sebastian Barry( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie Dunne and her cousin Sarah host their great-niece and nephew for the summmer on their farm in 1950s Ireland
The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty by Sebastian Barry( Book )

43 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he searches for work in post-World War I Ireland, Eneas McNulty makes the fatal mistake of joining the British police. The nationalists issue a death warrant and McNulty flees to wander the world, until an assassin catches up. By the author of the play, The Steward of Christendom
Days without end : a novel by Sebastian Barry( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entering the U.S. army after fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland, seventeen-year-old Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, experience the harrowing realities of the Indian wars and the American Civil War between the Wyoming plains and Tennessee
The secret scripture by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her hundredth year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating its patients to determine whether they can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life than what she recalls. As doctor and patient attempt to understand each other, they begin to uncover long-buried secrets about themselves
On Canaan's side by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced to flee from Ireland and the wrath of the IRA, Lilly Bere and her teenage son start anew in America. However, tragedy strikes when her fiance is murdered in Chicago and, years later, her husband mysteriously vanishes from their Washington, DC home. After settling in Bridgehampton, her son Ed disappears after returning home from Vietnam, prompting Mr. Nolan, a family friend, to locate him. However, Nolan returns with Bill, Ed's young son, who Lilly raises as her own
The only true history of Lizzie Finn ; The steward of christendom ; White Woman Street : three plays by Sebastian Barry( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and French and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United KingdomTheatre Programs. Sydney Festival
Our lady of Sligo by Sebastian Barry( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mai O'Hara lies in a Dublin hospital in 1953 attended by a young nursing Sister and visited by the uneasy figures of her husband Jack, daughter Joanie and her dead father. Fuelled by alcohol, passion and despair it is the story of her flamboyant but destructive relationship with Jack, the lost country of her childhood and unfulfilled expectations in the wake of Irish independence and self-rule - Provided by the publisher
The temporary gentleman by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNulty is a "temporary gentleman"--An Irishman whose commission in the British army in World War II was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he's writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take one step further without examining all the extraordinary events that he has seen. A lifetime of war and world travel--as a soldier in World War II, an engineer, a UN observer--has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan, and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, a magnetic yet unstable woman who, after sharing a life with Jack, gradually slipped from his grasp
Days without end : a novel by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Sebastian Barry, a two-time finalist for the Man Booker Prize, comes a powerful and unforgettable novel chronicling a young Irish immigrant's army years in the Indian wars and the American Civil War. Thomas McNulty, having fled the Great Famine in Ireland and now barely seventeen years old, signs up for the US Army in the 1850s and with his brother in arms, John Cole, goes to fight in the Indian Wars--against the Sioux and the Yurok--and, ultimately, in the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten
Hinterland by Sebastian Barry( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new play from the author of 'The Steward of Christendom' and 'The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty', loosely based on the Charles Haughey presidency. Sebastian Barry is one of Ireland's foremost playwrights and novelists
The Inherited boundaries : younger poets of the Republic of Ireland by Thomas McCarthy( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engine of owl-light by Sebastian Barry( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prayers of Sherkin ; Boss Grady's boys : two plays by Sebastian Barry( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Sebastian Barry( Book )

in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andersen's English by Sebastian Barry( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated children's writer Hans Christian Andersen arrives, unannounced, for a stay at Gad's Hill Place in the Kent marshes -- home to Charles Dickens and his large, charismatic family. To the lonely and eccentric guest, the members of Dickens' household seem to live a life of unreachable bliss. But with his broken English, Andersen doesn't at first see the storms brewing within the family: undeclared passions, a son about to go to India, and a growing strangeness at the heart of Dickens' marriage
 
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The secret scripture
Alternative Names
Sebastian Barry drammaturgo, scrittore e poeta irlandese

Sebastian Barry irischer Dramatiker und Romanautor

Sebastian Barry Irish author

Sebastian Barry irländsk poet

Sebastian Barry irsk poet

Sebastian Barry schrijver uit Ierland

בארי, סבסטיאן, 1955-

배리, 시배스천 1955-

塞巴斯蒂安·巴里

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On Canaan's side : [a novel]A long long wayAnnie DunneThe whereabouts of Eneas McNultyThe secret scriptureOn Canaan's sideThe only true history of Lizzie Finn ; The steward of christendom ; White Woman Street : three playsThe steward of Christendom