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Home Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger. My uncle is the owner of the ship I am serving on. I could have gone to another part of England or to one of the colonies. I could have gone to America, where there is need for doctors. You needed to get away then? ’ The gentle matter-of-factness of this brought a tightness to Paris’s throat that he had not anticipated.
First published in 1992. Winner of that year’s Booker Prize. Nothing can restore him now to Mather’s text, but he sits at the entrance to the labyrinth of min. OOK ONE. To John, Madeleine and Felix Reiss. I should like to thank the British Council for the grant of a six-month Visiting Scholarship to Sweden and the staffs of the English Department and Library of Lund University, where the background reading for this novel was done, for their unfailing help and kindness. 1752-1753. 1 144. 0. Published: 1992.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Winner of the Booker Prize Liverpool, 1752. William Kemp has lost a fortune in cotton speculation.
I've been becalmed aboard Unsworth's narrative vehicle, a slave ship called The Liverpool Merchant. There have been doldrums off the coast of Africa, destructive bouts of flux, and mutinies. There have been been grim truths about the triangular trade and what it means to transport human beings as cargo.
Barry Unsworth was born in 1930 in a mining village in Durham, and he attended Stockton-on-Tees Grammar School and . Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Barry Unsworth's books.
Barry Unsworth was born in 1930 in a mining village in Durham, and he attended Stockton-on-Tees Grammar School and Manchester University, .
Barry Unsworth FRSL (10 August 1930 – 4 June 2012) was an English writer known for his historical fiction. He published 17 novels, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times, winning once for the 1992 novel Sacred Hunger. Unsworth was born on 10 August 1930 in Wingate, a mining village in County Durham, England, to a family of miners. His father first entered the mines at age 12 and ordinarily Unsworth would have followed him as a miner
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On the second day following, helped by the constant flow of the stream and a fair wind from the south-east, they drew level with Anastasia Island and by the middle of the afternoon, crossing the bar. at high tide, they had anchored in the harbour of Still Augustine.
A historical novel set in the eighteenth century, Sacred Hunger is a stunning, engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed in the British Empire as it entered fully into the slave trade and spread it throughout its colonies. Barry Unsworth follows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and his nephew who sails on the ship as its doctor because he has lost all he has loved.
Winner of the 1992 Booker Prize for Fiction: "Possibly the best novel I've read in the last decade."―David HalberstamSacred Hunger is a stunning and engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed. Filled with the "sacred hunger" to expand its empire and its profits, England entered full into the slave trade and spread the trade throughout its colonies. In this Booker Prize-winning work, Barry Unsworth follows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and his nephew who sails on the ship as its doctor because he has lost all he has loved. The voyage meets its demise when disease spreads among the slaves and the captain's drastic response provokes a mutiny. Joining together, the sailors and the slaves set up a secret, utopian society in the wilderness of Florida, only to await the vengeance of the single-minded, young Kemp.
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (November 17, 1993)
Pages: 656 pages