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Barry, Sebastian 1955-

Overview
Works: 165 works in 1,004 publications in 21 languages and 20,959 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Biographical fiction  War fiction  Drama  War stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Interviewee, Creator, Author of introduction, 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 )

120 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 2,822 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. As Roseanne revisits her past, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards in her bedroom, she learns that Roscommon Hospital will be closed in a few months and that her caregiver, Dr. Grene, has been asked to evaluate the patients and decide if they can return to society. Roseanne is of particular interest to Dr. Grene, and as he researches her case 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
Days without end : a novel by Sebastian Barry( Book )

69 editions published between 2016 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 2,535 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
On Canaan's side : [a novel] by Sebastian Barry( Book )

66 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,961 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 )

66 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,774 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 )

43 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,571 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"--
The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty by Sebastian Barry( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,375 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
Annie Dunne by Sebastian Barry( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 1,361 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
A thousand moons : a novel by Sebastian Barry( Book )

26 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and Swedish and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dazzling new novel about memory and identity set in Paris, Tennessee in the aftermath of the American civil war from the Booker Prize shortlisted author Winona Cole, an orphaned child of the Lakota Indians, finds herself growing up in an unconventional household on a farm in West Tennessee. Raised by her adoptive father John Cole and his brother-in-arms Thomas McNulty, this odd little family scrapes a living on Lige Magan's farm with the help two freed slaves, the Bougereau siblings. They try to keep the brutal outside world at bay, along with their memories of the past. But Tennessee is a state still riven by the bitter legacy of the civil war and when first Winona and then Tennyson Bouguereau are violently attacked by forces unknown, Colonel Purton raises the Militia to quell the rebels and night-riders who are massing on the outskirts of town. Armed with a knife, Tennyson's borrowed gun and the courage of her famous warrior mother Winona decides to take matters into her own hands and embarks on a quest for justice which will uncover the dark secrets of her past and finally reveal to her who she really is. Exquisitely written and thrumming with the irrepressible spirit of a young girl on the brink of adulthood, A Thousand Moons is a glorious story of love and redemption."--Publisher's description
The secret scripture by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 736 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 )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 593 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 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three plays by the playwright credited with bringing poetic drama back to the Irish stage. Each has a tremendous sense of the beauty and humour to be found in ordinary life, however tragic its immediate circumstances." "Full of brightness and fun, The Only True History of Lizzie Finn (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, October 1995) follows its heroine in her uneasy transition from English seaside music-hall star to Anglo-Irish lady. The Steward of Christendom (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, April 1995) sees Lear-like Thomas Dunne, ex-Chief Superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, now in the county home, trying to break free of history and himself. White Woman Street (Bush Theatre, London, April 1992) trails Trooper O'Hara across the plains of Ohio in Easter 1916, as he seeks redemption from his memories in the train of gold."--Jacket
Days without end : a novel by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

24 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 354 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, [this book] is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten
The steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and French and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the county home in Baltinglass, Co. Dublin, in about 1932, The Steward of Christendom sees Lear-like Thomas Dunne, ex-Chief Superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, trying to break free of history and himself." "The Steward of Christendom premiered to great acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, in April 1995, and returned to the main stage in September."--BOOK JACKET
Our lady of Sligo by Sebastian Barry( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 264 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 )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack McNulty is a temporary gentleman, an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story. He feels he cannot take one step further, or even hardly a breath, without looking back at all that has befallen him. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things. He has worked and wandered around the world - as a soldier, an engineer, a UN observer - trying to follow his childhood ambition to better himself. 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 225 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 )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand moons : a novel by Sebastian Barry( Recording )

15 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Winona Cole, an orphaned child of the Lakota Indians, is violently attacked, she takes matters into her own hands and embarks on a quest for justice that will uncover the dark secrets of her past
Andersen's English by Sebastian Barry( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 140 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
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On Canaan's side : [a novel]A long long wayThe whereabouts of Eneas McNultyAnnie DunneThe secret scriptureOn Canaan's sideThe only true history of Lizzie Finn ; The steward of christendom ; White Woman Street : three playsThe steward of Christendom
Alternative Names
Baris Sebastianas

Barry, Sebastian

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 novelë

Sebastian Barry schrijver uit Ierland

Себастьян Барри

בארי, סבסטיאן, 1955-

سيباستيان بارى

سيباستيان باري مؤلف أيرلندي

배리, 서베스천 1955-

배리, 시배스천 1955-

セバスチャン・バリー

塞巴斯蒂安·巴里

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