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Banville, John

Works: 150 works in 1,354 publications in 26 languages and 35,293 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Suspense fiction  Biographical fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.A57, 823.914
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The sea by John Banville( Book )

119 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 21 languages and held by 3,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of his wife, Max Morden retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers, where his own life becomes inextricably entwined with the members of the vacationing Grace family
The infinities by John Banville( Book )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician lies dying. Gathered around him are his family: Adam, his son; Adam's wife; Petra, his daughter; his wife Ursula, stepmother to his children; and his daughter's young man. But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievous immortals who begin to stir up trouble to sometimes wildly unintended effect
The untouchable by John Banville( Book )

74 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of British Cold War spies told in the form of a memoir by Sir Victor Maskell, a respected art historian unmasked as an agent of the Soviet Union. He describes who they were and why they did it--why he did it--tracing their evolution from the original 1930s Cambridge university graduates to the present. By the author of Athena
Ancient light by John Banville( Book )

45 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor in the twilight of his career reflects on a poignant first love affair at the age of fifteen with his best friend's mother and inexplicably lands a role opposite a famous but fragile actress who helps him come to an astonishing realization
The book of evidence by John Banville( Book )

95 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddie Montgomery, a thirty-eight-year-old one-time scientist, returns to his native Ireland to reclaim a seventeenth-century Dutch school painting which he believes to be part of his patrimony, committing a ghastly murder along the way
Shroud by John Banville( Book )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young woman threatens to expose a damaging secret from his former life, Axel Vander, an elderly scholar and master liar, is forced to examine his past to uncover the truths that he has so carefully hidden
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au XIXeme siècle, dans l'Irlande en proie à de terribles difficultés économiques, une femme se fait passer pour un homme pour pouvoir travailler. Pendant trente ans, elle trompe son entourage, employée dans un hôtel sous le nom d'Albert Nobbs, en tant que majordome [Source : jaquette]
Eclipse : a novel by John Banville( Book )

56 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Cleave, a famous actor who "took to the stage to give myself a cast of characters to inhabit who would be ... of more weight and moment than I could ever hope to be", faces the almost certain collapse of his thirty-year career. In physical and psychological retreat, he returns to his abandoned childhood home, believing that, away from his wife and daughter, away from the world at large, alone, without an audience of any kind, he might finally stop performing, catch himself in the act of living, and simply be."--Jacket
Kepler, a novel by John Banville( Book )

67 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banville recreates the life of Johannes Kepler and his drive to chart the orbits of the planets and the geometry of the universe. Vexed by domestic strife, appalled by religious upheaval, and vulnerable to the whims of his patrons, astronomy is a quest for some sort of divine order
Athena : a novel by John Banville( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An art expert is hired by Irish gangsters to authenticate some 17th Century Dutch paintings. The job leads to an affair with a gangster's moll, a sado-masochistic liaison which mirrors the subject matter of the paintings. A tale of a twin obsession, art and woman
Ghosts by John Banville( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of strangers, passengers on a day-boat that runs aground, are washed up on an island. Shaken and sodden, they nonetheless make quick work of the situation at hand. But what is the situation? They've invaded the closely protected enclave of an eminent art historian, but their presence seems to rouse in the historian's assistant a long-ripening hunger for company. Certainly the grounding of the boat was an accident, but one of the passengers seem to know the professor and to have an air of purpose about him. Why, as their day on the island progresses, do they seem to inhabit a series of weighty tableaux? And who is the man who moves among them as both spectator and player, the nameless, seemingly haunted narrator whose sensibility is the sometimes clarifing, sometimes distorting lens through which we view the action?
Doctor Copernicus : a novel by John Banville( Book )

65 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This trilogy of novels concerned with outstanding Renaissance scientists appears for the first time in one volume: DR COPERNICUS, KEPLER and THE NEWTON LETTER
The sea by John Banville( Recording )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Morden visits the seaside town where he spent his summers as a child after the death of his wife. There he remembers the Graces, the family that introduced him to a world of feeling he'd never experienced before. Interwoven with this story are Morden's memories of his wife, Anna--of their life together, of her death
Christine falls by John Banville( Recording )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the debut crime novel from the Booker Prize-winning author, a Dublin pathologist follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city's high Catholic society. It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading
Birchwood by John Banville( Book )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel Godkin flygter fra Birchwood, et stort hus på et irsk gods, hvor der bor mange mennesker med tragiske skæbner; han slutter sig til et omvandrende cirkus og begynder at lede efter sin forsvundne tvillingesøster
The silver swan by John Banville( Recording )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling "Christine Falls", and Quirke, the irascible, formerly hard-drinking Dublin pathologist, ought to know better than to let his curiosity get the best of him. Yet when an acquaintance comes to him about his beautiful young wife's apparent suicide, Quirke's "old itch to cut into the quick of things, to delve into the dark of what was hidden" is roused again
Mefisto by John Banville( Book )

49 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Ierse jongen raakt onder de invloed van een duivelse metgezel
The Newton letter by John Banville( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historian, trying to finish a long-overdue book on Isaac Newton, rent a cottage not far by train from Dublin for the summer. All he need, he thinks, is a few weeks of concentrated work. Why, he must unravel, did Newton break down in 1693? What possessed him to write that strange letter to his friend John Locke? But in the long seeping summer days, old sloth and present reality take over
Elegy for April [a novel] by John Banville( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quirke, a hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist is determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctor. Sober again after intensive treatment for alcoholism, Quirke enlists his old sparring partner, Detective Inspector Hackett, in the search for the missing young woman. Set in Dublin, circa 1950
Long lankin : stories by John Banville( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early short story collection by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea explores the depths of family dysfunction, insanity and death and includes the stories of a couple being torn apart by wealth and an elderly man's descent into nature and madness
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Alternative Names

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The infinitiesThe untouchableThe book of evidenceShroudEclipse : a novelKepler, a novelAthena : a novelGhosts