Sacred Hunger

 

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Sacred Hunger


by Barry Unsworth (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780140119930

 

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A story about the entangled and conflicted fortunes of two cousins: Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Lancashire merchant, and Matthew Paris, a scholar and surgeon just released from prison for denying Holy Writ. This novel was awarded 1992 Booker prize.


This book is the winner of the 1992 Booker prize. 'Gripping..."Sacred Hunger" covers a period between 1752 and 1765...it concerns the entangled and conflicted fortunes of two cousins: Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Lancashire merchant, and Matthew Paris, a scholar and surgeon just released from prison for 'denying Holy Writ'...the Liverpool Merchant is the vessel on which the whole of the novel hinges, and it carries the reader deep into the history of man's iniquitous greed...As regards its dramatic breadth and energy, no recent domestic novel has come within a mile of it' - Anthony Quinn in the "Independent".


 

ISBN 140119930
ISBN13 9780140119930
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 04/02/1993
Pages 640
Weight (grammes) 437
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 129