Sacred Hunger

by Barry Unsworth

Penguin Books Ltd | October 4, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Sacred Hunger is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

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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Published: October 4, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0241964946

ISBN - 13: 9780241964941

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Filling A fascinating, well-crafted look at society and the slave trade in 18th century England, a profound comment on people and commerce of any age, and an engaging story, too. I was awestruck by the amount of research the author must have done, and how he seamlessly and with a light hand incorporated information into the story. There were times that the story dragged a bit, and I found that the secondary characters seemed more rounded than some of the main characters, but certainly a worthwhile read.
Date published: 2000-08-03

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Sacred Hunger

by Barry Unsworth

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 4, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0241964946

ISBN - 13: 9780241964941

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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