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Banville, John

Overview
Works: 347 works in 1,258 publications in 6 languages and 31,194 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Biographical fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.A57, 823.914
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The sea by John Banville ( Book )
62 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 3,810 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 )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,209 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 mischievious immortals who begin to stir up trouble to sometimes wildly unintended effect
The untouchable by John Banville ( Book )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,824 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 )
24 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,814 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 )
53 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,759 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 )
36 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,558 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
Eclipse : a novel by John Banville ( Book )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,456 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
Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo García ( Visual )
15 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making
Athena : a novel by John Banville ( Book )
33 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 991 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 )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 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?
Kepler, a novel by John Banville ( Book )
52 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 970 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
Doctor Copernicus : a novel by John Banville ( Book )
52 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 817 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
Birchwood by John Banville ( Book )
37 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 727 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 sea by John Banville ( Recording )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 712 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
Mefisto by John Banville ( Book )
39 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Newton letter by John Banville ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient light by John Banville ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea gives us a brilliant, profoundly moving new novel about an actor in the twilight of his life and his career: a meditation on love and loss, and on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present lives
The Infinities by John Banville ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While renowned theroetical mathematician Adam Godley's family gathers at his bedside awaiting his death, a family of mischievous immortals are also there stirring up trouble
Long lankin : stories by John Banville ( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 460 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
Nightspawn by John Banville ( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They took everything from me. Everything.' So says the central character of Nightspawn, John Banville's elusive, first novel, in which the author rehearses now familiar attributes: his humour, ironies, and brilliant knowing. In the arid setting of the Aegean, Ben White indulges in an obsessive quest to assemble his?story' and to untangle his relationships with a cast of improbable figures. Banville's subversive, Beckettian fiction embraces themes of freedom and betrayal, and toys with an implausible plot, the stuff of an ordinary?thriller' shadowed by political intrigue. In this el
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Black, Benjamin, 1945-

Banṿil, G'on 1945-
Banville, John
Benvils, Džons, 1945-
Black, Benjamin.
Black, Benjamin 1945- Pseudonym
Black, Benjamin, pseud.
Blaḳ, Beng'amin 1945-
Бэнвилл, Джон, 1945-
באנוויל, ג'ון, 1945-
בלק, בנג'מין, 1945-
جون بانفيل
バンヴィル, ジョン
Languages
English (648)
Spanish (8)
Polish (5)
German (4)
French (3)
Turkish (2)
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