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Sacred Hunger : Winner of the 1992 Man Booker Prize - Barry Unsworth

Sacred Hunger

Winner of the 1992 Man Booker Prize


Published: April 1993
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'That very rare thing, a top-notch historical novel...Unsworth's theme is human rivalry; his subject is the slave trade of the mid eighteenth century...Sacred Hunger is a tremendous performance' D.J. Taylor, Sunday Times '[A] gripping yarn...Sacred Hunger covers a period between 1752 and 1765. It concerns the entangled and conflicting fortunes of two cousins: Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Lanc ashire merchant, and Matthew Paris, a scholar and surgeon j ust released from prison...the Liverpool Merchant is the vessel on which the whole of the novel hinges, and it carries the reader deep into the hisory of man's iniquitous greed... no recent domestic novel has come within a mile of it' Anthony Quinn, Independent

This brilliantly suspenseful period piece about the slave trade in the 18th century is also a meditation on how avarice dehumanizes the oppressor as well as the oppressed.

ISBN: 9780140119930
ISBN-10: 0140119930
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: April 1993
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1