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John Banville

John Banville

·3.57·63,237 Ratings
“ Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. ” ― Michelangelo
Authors' Books
  • The Book of Evidence

    2001·
    ·3.72·3,012 Ratings
    Returning to Ireland to reclaim a painting that is part of his patrimony, a thirty-eight-year-old man commits a ghastly and motiveless murder, which he confesses in a novel-length narrative.
  • Athena (The Freddie Montgomery Trilogy, #3)

    1996·
    ·3.67·381 Ratings
    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 sty
  • Doctor Copernicus (Revolutions Trilogy, #1)

    1993·
    ·3.64·545 Ratings
    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 an
  • Shroud

    2004·
    ·3.65·930 Ratings
    Axel Vander is an old man, in ill health, recently widowed, a scholar renowned for both his unquestionable authority and the ferocity and violence that often mark his conduct. He is known to be Belgian by birth, to have had a privileged upbringing, to hav
  • The Newton Letter (Revolutions Trilogy, #3)

    1999·
    ·3.57·399 Ratings
    A historian, trying to finish a long-overdue book on Isaac Newton, rents a cottage not far by train from Dublin for the summer. All he needs, he thinks, is a few weeks of concentrated work. Why, he must unravel, did Newton break down in 1693? What possess
  • Ghosts (The Freddie Montgomery Trilogy #2)

    1994·
    ·3.63·466 Ratings
    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 sty
  • Prague Pictures: A Portrait of the City

    2003·
    ·3.63·206 Ratings
    The fourth book in Bloomsbury's Writer and the City series.From one of the foremost chroniclers of the modern European experience, a panoramic view of a city that has seduced and bewitched visitors for centuries.Prague is the magic capital of Europe. Sinc
  • Birchwood

    2007·
    ·3.71·404 Ratings
    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, Ga
  • The Silver Swan (Quirke #2)

    2007·
    ·3.49·2,608 Ratings
    The inimitable Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel, in which a young woman’s dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions.Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling Christine Falls, and much has changed f
  • Eclipse

    2002·
    ·3.67·663 Ratings
    In this deeply moving and original book, John Banville alloys mystery, fable, and ghost story with poignant psychological acuity to forge the riveting story of a man wary of the future, plagued by the past, and so uncertain in the present that he cannot d
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