Free Shipping In the UK
Currency:
GBP £ GBP
Christmas Delivery | Want Free Shipping in time for Christmas? Order by midday on 16th December (UK only)
The Sea By John Banville

The Sea
by John Banville

In Stock
£1.69
Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize
11 in stock

The Sea Summary


The Sea by John Banville

`A masterly study of grief, memory and love recollected' Professor John Sutherland, Chair of Judges, Man Booker Prize 2005

The Sea is John Banville's Man Booker prize-winning exploration of memory, childhood and loss.

When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. The Grace family had appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. Mr and Mrs Grace, with their worldly ease and candour, were unlike any adults he had met before. But it was his contemporaries, the Grace twins Myles and Chloe, who most fascinated Max. He grew to know them intricately, even intimately, and what ensued would haunt him for the rest of his years and shape everything that was to follow.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the UK
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

The Sea Reviews


A novel in which all of his remarkable gifts come together to produce a real work of art, disquieting, beautiful, intelligent, and in the end, surprisingly, offering consolation. -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *
You can smell and feel and see his world with extraordinary clarity. It is a work of art, and I'll bet it will still be read and admired in seventy-five years. -- Rick Gekoski * The Times *
Poetry seems to come easily to Banville. There is so much to applaud in this book that it deserves more than one reading. * Literary Review *
A brilliant, sensuous, discombobulating novel. * Spectator *

About John Banville


John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of many highly acclaimed novels including The Book of Evidence, The Infinities and The Newton Letter. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

Additional information

GOR000356164
The Sea by John Banville
John Banville
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2006-05-02
272
0330483293
9780330483292
Winner of Man Booker Prize 2005 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.