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Morality Play By Barry Unsworth

Morality Play by Barry Unsworth

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Nicholas Barber stumbles across a group of travelling players. In the town where they perform, a young woman is to be hanged for the murder of a twelve-year-old boy. They decide to enact the murder of Thomas Wells. But as the actors rehearse, they discover that the truth about the boy's death has yet to be revealed.

Morality Play Summary

Morality Play by Barry Unsworth

It is the late fourteenth century, a dangerous time beset by war and plague. Nicholas Barber, a young and wayward cleric, stumbles across a group of travelling players and compounds his sins by joining them. Yet the town where they perform reveals another drama: a young woman is to be hanged for the murder of a twelve-year-old boy. What better way to increase their takings than to make a new play, to enact the murder of Thomas Wells? But as the actors rehearse, they discover that the truth about the boy's death has yet to be revealed.

Morality Play Reviews

A perfect novel. . . . This book dazzles on every level. Its lyrically surprising, unforgettably credible, darkly challenging. You succumb happily on page one and stay in thrall right up to the quick, bruising end.--Julie Myerson

About Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth jointly won the Booker Prize with SACRED HUNGER in 1992 and has been shortlisted for PASQUALI'S ISLAND and MORALITY PLAY. He is author of many other acclaimed novels. Originally from Durham he now lives in Italy.

Additional information

GOR001259171
9780140175745
0140175741
Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1996-09-05
192
Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 1995
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