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John Banville
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John Banville, the author of fifteen previous novels, has been the recipient of the Man Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Award, the Franz Kafka Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. He lives in Dublin.

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Ancient Light

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $15.00

Is there a difference between memory and invention? That is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he reflects on his first, and perhaps only, love—an underage affair with his best friend’s mother. When his stunted acting career is suddenly, inexplicably revived with a movie role playing a man who may... Read more >
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Ancient Light

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Athena

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $13.95

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Evidence and Ghosts comes a mesmerizing novel that is both a literary thriller and a love story as sumptuously perverse as Lolita. "A strange and dreamlike book . . . Banville has a breathtaking style."—Boston Globe. Read more >
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Athena

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Birchwood

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $12.95

An early classic from the Man Booker-prize winning author of The Sea.

I am therefore I think. So starts John Banville’s 1973 novel Birchwood, a novel that centers around Gabriel Godkin and his return to his dilapidated family estate. After years away, Gabriel returns to a house filled with memories and... Read more >
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Birchwood

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2009
Price: $9.99

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April 21, 2015
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The Book of Evidence, The Sea

Written by John Banville
Introduction by Adam Phillips


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 21, 2015
Price: $25.95

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The Book of Evidence

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $15.00

John Banville’s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer.

Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife... Read more >
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The Book of Evidence

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Doctor Copernicus

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 1993
Price: $14.95

Sixteenth century Europe is teeming with change and controversy: wars are being waged by princes and bishops and the repercussions of Luther are being felt through a convulsing Germany. In a remote corner of Poland a modest canon is practicing medicine and studying the heavens, preparing a theory that will shatter... Read more >
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Doctor Copernicus

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Eclipse
A Novel
Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $15.00

With this latest novel, John Banville–who has forged a brilliant international reputation with such works as The Book of Evidence and The Untouchable–applies piercing reality to a ghost story to create a profoundly moving tale of a man confronting a life gone awry.

The renowned actor Alexander Cleave has had a breakdown... Read more >
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Eclipse
A Novel
Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Ghosts

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 1994
Price: $14.00

In this brilliantly haunting new novel, John Banville forges an unforgettable amalgam of enchantment and menace that suggests both The Tempest and his own acclaimed The Book of Evidence. "A surreal and exquisitely lyrical new novel by one of the great stylists writing in English today."—Boston Globe. Read more >
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Ghosts

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 7, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Infinities

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

On a languid midsummer’s day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage to a radiantly beautiful actress; his nineteen-year-old daughter, Petra, filled with voices and visions as she waits for the... Read more >
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The Infinities

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Kepler
A novel
Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 1993
Price: $15.00

In a brilliant illumination of the Renaissance mind, acclaimed Irish novelist John Banville re-creates the life of Johannes Kepler and his incredible drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe. Wars, witchcraft, and disease rage throughout Europe. For this court mathematician, vexed by domestic strife... Read more >
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Kepler
A novel
Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Long Lankin

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $12.95

A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions—fear, jealousy, desire—that course beneath the surface of everyday life. From a couple at risk of being torn apart by the allure of wealth to an old man’s descent... Read more >
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Long Lankin
Stories
Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $7.99

A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions—fear, jealousy, desire—that course beneath the surface of everyday life. From a couple at risk of being torn apart by the allure of wealth to an old man’s descent... Read more >
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The Sea

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $14.95

****WINNER OF THE 2005 MAN BOOKER PRIZE****

Max is a middle-aged Englishman, a writer and self-described dilettante who has been supported by his wife's money. Now, after his wife's recent death, Max has gone back to the seaside town where he lived as a child—a retreat from the grief, anger, and numbness... Read more >
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The Sea

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Shroud

Written by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $15.95

One part Nietzsche, one part Humbert Humbert, and a soupcon of Milton’s Lucifer, Axel Vander, the dizzyingly unreliable narrator of John Banville’s masterful new novel, is very old, recently widowed, and the bearer of a fearsome reputation as a literary dandy and bully. A product of the Old World, he is... Read more >
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Shroud

Written by John Banville


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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