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Pascali's Island

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199101

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A couple tiny spots on page ridge, spine head and foot lightly pushed. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188, [1] pp. 8vo. On the Aegean island where Pascali the spy is filing his last report to his Turkish paymasters, the old Europe can already be heard dropping apart. Why Pascali, exposed and in deadly danger, should choose this moment to become involved with a mysterious Englishman is part of this, his testament. View more info

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The Rage of the Vulture

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Granada: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199098

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages toned, jacket spine slightly faded, jacket flap edges lightly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443 pp. 8vo. It is May 1908 and the Ottoman world is crumbling. Robert Markham, an Englishman in Constantinople, is newly posted to the British legation with his imperious wife and overly curious son. Markham's hidden life is about to make itself known as he forgets familial and patriotic ties in order to absolve a deep-seated guilt. Twelve years before, he had been involved with an Armenian... View more info

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Losing Nelson

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201639

ISBN: 0241137004

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed and dated (5th Aug. '99) by author without inscription. Pages toned.Fine. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. Losing Nelson is a 1999 novel by Barry Unsworth. Its protagonist is Charles Cleasby, who is obsessed with Lord Nelson, attempts to re-enact events of Horatio's life to the point of feeling that he is the admiral, and who is writing a hagiographic biography. His typist, the down-to-earth Miss Lily, serves as his foil in her criticism of Nelson's ego and treatment of his wife. At the end, when Cleasby has journeyed to Naples to do ... View more info

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The Hide

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199102

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge and endpapers lightly foxed, 1/4 inch tear to top jacket edge, minimal wear to jacket corners. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. 8vo. This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his rich sister Audrey's beneficence, Simon obsessively digs a secret system of tunnels from which to spy on others. When Josh, a... View more info

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The Rage of the Vulture

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Granada: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199099

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned, jacket spine slightly faded. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443 pp. 8vo. It is May 1908 and the Ottoman world is crumbling. Robert Markham, an Englishman in Constantinople, is newly posted to the British legation with his imperious wife and overly curious son. Markham's hidden life is about to make itself known as he forgets familial and patriotic ties in order to absolve a deep-seated guilt. Twelve years before, he had been involved with an Armenian woman. On the evening of their engagement, the Armenian massacres erupted. Saved by ... View more info

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After Hannibal

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199103

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge lightly foxed,. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242, [1] pp. 8vo. Professor Monti is trying to interpret the history of Umbria to his students. It sometimes helps him to forget the unexpected desertion of his wife. But the themes of betrayal and gain are not consigned to history - they are there in his own life and in the mosaic of lives in his neighbourhood. View more info

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The Songs of the Kings

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199093

ISBN: 0241137012

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Rear hinge slightly tender. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244, [2] pp. 8vo. Troy meant one thing only to the men gathered here, as it did to their commanders. Troy was a dream of wealth; and if the wind continued the dream would crumble. As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman—blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia... View more info

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Sugar & Rum

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269603

ISBN: 0241121949

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, pages lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247, [1] pp. 8vo. A 'powerfully done' (Times Literary Supplement) and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed group with varying degrees of literary talent. Caught up in a series of bizarre events, Benson nevertheless finds his own imagination... View more info

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The Partnership (New Authors Limited Number Fifty-Two [52])

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269669

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247, [1] pp. 8vo. A 'powerfully done' (Times Literary Supplement) and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed group with varying degrees of literary talent. Caught up in a series of bizarre events, Benson nevertheless finds his own im... View more info

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Morality Play

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270211

ISBN: 0241133416

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky, top page edge lightly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. The national bestseller: A medieval murder mystery full of the wonders of the time—and lessons for our own time—by a master storyteller. The time is the fourteenth century. The place is a small town in rural England, and the setting a snow-laden winter. A small troupe of actors accompanied by Nicholas Barber, a young renegade priest, prepare to play the drama of their lives. Breaking the longstanding traditi... View more info

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Stone Virgin

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274120

ISBN: 0241115302

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 259, [5] pp. 8vo. In its romantic and dangerous tour of history, Barry Unsworth's Stone Virgin rivals A. S. Byatt's Possession. A mysterious sculpture of a beautiful and erotic Madonna holds the key to the Fornarini family's secrets. When Raikes, a conservation expert, tries to restore her, he is swept under the statue's spell and swept under the spell of the seductive Chiara Litsov, a member of the Fornarini family now married to a famous sculptor. Raikes finds himself losing all moral grounding as his ... View more info

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The Ruby in Her Navel

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 2006

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2279092

ISBN: 0241142202

Condition: Good


3rd printing. Base rubbed with minor loss. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. An adventure story set in 12th Century Sicily. View more info