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Barry, Sebastian 1955-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 604 publications in 17 languages and 16,435 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  War stories  Poetry  Biography  Bildungsromans 
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 )

100 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 2,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roseanne McNulty, perhaps nearing her one-hundredth birthday -- no one is quite sure -- faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure
On Canaan's side : [a novel] by Sebastian Barry( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,920 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 1,864 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 survives the horrors of war, but his return home is devastated by political tensions in Ireland
The temporary gentleman by Sebastian Barry( Book )

32 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,512 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 )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie Dunne and her cousin Sarah live and work on a small farm in a remote and beautiful part of Wicklow in 1950s Ireland. All about them change is happening, including the arrival of two small children who are sent to stay with their great-aunt Annie
The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty by Sebastian Barry( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,448 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
The secret scripture by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 800 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 623 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 )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 352 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 )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story about an old woman lying in her bed remembering her past as the vivid present. This publication is a tie-in with the premier of this new play at the Royal National Theatre, London
The temporary gentleman by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 222 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
Hinterland by Sebastian Barry( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 203 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 198 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 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Days without end : a novel by Sebastian Barry( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twice Booker-shortlisted author Sebastian Barry returns with a sensational new novel set in mid-19th Century America, an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt. 'Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on for ever, all rested and stopped in that moment. Hard to say what I mean by that. You look back at all the endless years when you never had that thought. I am doing that now as I write these words in Tennessee. I am thinking of the days without end of my life. And it is not like that now...' Having signed up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt, and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America's past, Days Without End is a novel never to be forgotten
Prayers of Sherkin ; Boss Grady's boys : two plays by Sebastian Barry( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Sebastian Barry( Book )

in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetorical town by Sebastian Barry( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andersen's English by Sebastian Barry( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 79 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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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-

ברי, 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