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The Sea

By Banville, John




John Banville is an Irish novelist and screenwriter born in 1945. He sometimes writes under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. His eighteenth novel, The Sea, won the Man Booker Prize in 2005. Banville is known for the dark humor of his arch narrators and his cold, inventive prose style.

In this novel, Banville's main character is Max Morden, an art historian, who has recently suffered the demise of his beloved wife Anna. It is a journey back down the earliest roadways and alleys of Max's memory. Intertwined within this story are Max’s memories of his wife, Anna and of their life together; his relationship with his grown daughter, Claire, who is desperate to pull him from his grief; and with the other boarders at the house where he is staying, where the past beats inside him “like a second heart.” John Banville, famous for his poetic language, now gives us a uniquely reflective novel about loss, love and the transfiguring power of memory.

 


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The Sea

Banville John

Great Britain: Picador, 2005. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Sea

John Banville

2005-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $287.50


The Sea [Signed]

BANVILLE, John

London: Picador, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Fine/Very Fine. First Impression, unread and signed by Banville on the title page, of this "modern classic." 8vo: [6],264pp. Publisher's Prussian blue cloth, spine stamped brightly in gilt, grey end papers, illustrated dust jacket priced £16.99. Virtually flawless, crisp, clean and bright. In a Paris Review interview, Banville described The Sea, his fourteenth novel, as a "direct return to my childhood, to when I was ten or so. The book is set in a fictionalized Rosslare, the seaside village where we went every summer as children." The story is told, as a reflective journal, by Max Morden, a retired art historian "attempting to reconcile himself to the deaths of those he loved as a child and as an adult. The book received many excellent reviews on publication, although it was the winning of the Booker Prize in 2005, against exceptionally strong competition, that set The Sea on the road to becoming a modern classic. The novel is one of Banville's best, and its author, as is often claimed, one of the most innovative contemporary writers in English." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Price: $265.00


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The Sea

John Banville

2005-05-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $192.63


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THE SEA

Banville, John

London: Picador, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj.. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Banville on the title page. Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize. 8vo boards.

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Price: $175.00


The Sea: A Screenplay

Banville, John

London,UK: Enitharmon, 2013. Book. New. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First edition, first printing of the Screenplay, published as a limited edition of 100 Signed numbered and slipcased copies this being #14 of that 100. Winner of the 2005 MAN Booker Prize. This copy is one of the few that is not only special signature page to the rear of the book but also to the title page. .

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Price: € 140.00
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The Sea

John Banville

Picador. First edition and first print published by Picador in 2005. This copy is in very good ++ condition. The wrapper and book are both rubbed to the top left corner at the front. The wrapper is not price clipped and there is only very minor handling wear. There's no marks inside and no other ink other than the author's signature on the title page. Overall a very good ++ copy. The story is told, as a reflective journal, by Max Morden, a retired art historian "attempting to reconcile himself to the deaths of those he loved as a child and as an adult". Winner of the book prize in 2005.   . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 2005.

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The Sea.

Banville, John.

London:: Picador,, 2005. First edition. Cloth. As NEW in As NEW DJ. First printing. Unread.

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Price: £ 105.30
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The Sea

Banville, John

New York,USA, 2006. Book. New. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). One sheet of white paper containing typescript of the first two and a half pages of [The Sea], from a reading that took place in 92nd Street Y, Tisch Center for the Arts/Unterberg Poetry Center, New York on March 27th 2006. Signed by John Banville to the top of the page..

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The Sea

Banville, John

London, United Kingdom: Picador, 2005. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print. Winner of the 2005 MAN Booker Prize. Signed by John Banville to the title page. Irish Book awards 2005 Bookmark laid in loosely. .

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The Sea

Banville, John

London, United Kingdom: Picador, 2005. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print. Winner of the 2005 MAN Booker Prize. Signed by John Banville to the title page..

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The Sea (Man Booker Prize)

John Banville

2005-01-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sea

John Banville

2006-05-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sea

John Banville

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The Sea

John Banville

2006-07-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sea

Banville, John

London: Picador, 2005. Book. Very Good. Paperback. First Edition. Advanced reading copy. 264 pages. Crease on front cover..

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Sea, the (Lib)(CD)

John Banville

2006-03-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $100.70


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The Sea

BANVILLE, John

London: Picador, (2005).. First edition, 8vo, (vi), 263, (1) pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, mild soiling and a light scuff to the lower wrapper, otherwise very good. Booker Prize winner 2005.

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The Sea

John Banville

2013-08-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sea

John Banville

2005-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sea

John Banville

2005-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Sea (Signed 1st Printing)

John Banville

USA: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/Fine. A fine copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed John Banville on the title page--signature only without any further inscription. A tight and clean copy--protected in an acrylic dustjacket covering. A superb and collectible copy of the first printing.

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Price: $95.00


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The Sea

Banville, John

Picador, 2005-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Sea

Banville, John

2006. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). One sheet of white paper containing typescript of the first page of [The Sea], unknown origin possibly a promotional item, slightly creased but still near fine. Signed by John Banville to the bottom of the page below his typed name. Suitable for framing. .

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Price: € 80.00
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The Sea

John Banville

2006-08-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $91.04


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The Sea (HANDSIGNED U.K. 1st printing

Banville, John (Signed)

Picador, 2005-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Sea

BANVILLE, John

NY: Knopf, 2006. The Proof copy of this year's surprise winner of the Booker Prize. Proof states on front cover that it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize -- so this was released before the book won the award. . Proof. Printed Wraps. Near Fine/No Jacket. Advance Uncorrected Proof.

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Price: $85.00


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The Sea

John Banville

2006-06-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $82.59


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The Sea

John Banville

2013-08-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $78.97


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The Sea

John Banville

2005-05-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $78.97


The Sea

Banville, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Light blue paper wraps with black lettering in fine shape. . Advance Reading Copy. Paper Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

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Price: $65.00


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The Sea

Banville, John

Comments: Tight copy. Synopsis: In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time. What Max comes to understand about the past, and about its indelible effects on him, is at the center of this elegiac, gorgeously written novel among the finest we have had from this masterful writer.

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The Sea

Banville, John

(london): Picador. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. (2005). First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0330483285 . Only slight wear to book or dust jacket. There is a former owner name to the upper title page. Not price clipped. Only real problem is that the former owner opened the book too far at the title page and the joint is somewhat weakened here. There are also two pages with small drops of something that may be coffee, not sure. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Price: $58.50


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The Sea (Signed)

BANVILLE, John

New York: Knopf, 2005. Winner of the "Booker Prize"; 195pp. Tight, clean copy of the first U.S. edition in as new dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. . First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine -- Price-Clipped.

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Price: $55.00


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The Sea

Banville, John

Picador. Hardcover. 0330483285 Ships promptly from Texas. . New. 2005.

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Price: $50.63


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THE SEA

Banville, John

London: Picador, 2005. 264 pages. Gold lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is protected in Brodart. A fine copy of this novel featuring historian Max Morden. This book was the winner of the Booker Prize for 2005. Signed by the author on the title page. . Signed. Fifth Printing. Blue Cloth Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 5.5 x 9. Fiction.

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The Sea

Banville, John

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2005 Fine in a fine dust jacket. First American edition stated on the copyright page. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Original price of $23.00 printed on front flap of dust jacket.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $50.00


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THE SEA

Banville, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307263118 . Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. First American Edition, as stated. Winner of the Man Booker Prize. ; 1.2 x 8.6 x 6.2 Inches; 208 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $47.20


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THE SEA

Banville, John

New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc. 2005. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307263118 . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; On Sale! .

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Price: $44.95


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THE SEA

John Banville

New York: Knopf. 2005. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307263118 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. ; Man Booker Prize; 8.60 X 6.20 X 1.20 inches; 208 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $42.50


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The Sea

Banville, John

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2005 Fine in a fine dust jacket. First American edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $23.00 printed on front flap of dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $40.00


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The Sea

Banville, John

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2005 Fine in a fine dust jacket. First American Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $23.00 printed on the front flap of dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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SEA

BANVILLE JOHN

VINTAGE. New. 8.12 x 5.54 cm.

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The Sea

F/F. DJ has light edge wear a nd lig ht rubb ing. First US Edition. First Printing. . Fine . Hardcover . 1st Edition . 2005 .

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Price: $38.00


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The Sea

Banville, John

Vintage International. PAPERBACK. 1400097029 . New. 2014.

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The Sea

John Banville

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2005 Fine first edition in fine dust jacket. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Sea (Man Booker Prize)

John Banville

2005-01-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $33.39


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The Sea

Banville, John

Picador, 2005. 13th printing. Flat signed to title page. Jacket price clipped, closed edges lightly tanned, otherwise a clean and tight copy.. Signed by Author. Hard. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

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Price: £ 25.00
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The Sea

John Banville

2006-07-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $32.20


The Sea

John Banville

2006-05-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $32.20