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Description - Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140119930
ISBN-10: 0140119930
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 38mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth won the Booker Prize with SACRED HUNGER and has been shortlisted for PASCALI'S ISLAND and MORALITY PLAY. He is author of many other acclaimed novels. Originally from Durham he now lives in Italy.

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