6 edition of Sacred Hunger found in the catalog.
October 17, 2005
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||142|
Winner of the Booker Prize 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 4/5(11). Get this from a library! Sacred hunger. [Barry Unsworth] -- William Kemp owns a slave ship, his nephew and son serve aboard the ship, the crew and human cargo are stranded on the coast of Florida.
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Sacred hunger. [Barry Unsworth] -- The novel covers the period between it contains the entangled conflicting fortunes of two cousins. Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search It is a book of grace and meditative elegance, and of great moral seriousness. Sacred Hunger races between gaudy mansions of the nouveau riche in the English countryside and the slave dealers abode in humid, hot West Africa. 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.
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The phrase, Sacred Hunger, refers to the power of total control and, more, the desire to own all of a family, a country, a continent - and this total control is the product of Sacred Hunger. The novel is set in the 17th century in England, America, the Carribbean and Africa.
The story behind "Sacred Hunger" is /5(). Sacred 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/5. Booker club: Sacred Hunger Barry Unsworth's parable of capitalism aboard a slave ship is told with vigour and conviction Engraving by Rollet after George Morland (), showing a.
About Sacred Hunger. Sacred Hunger book Winner of the Booker Prize 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. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth. Sacred Hunger is a novel by Barry Unsworth. It was published in by W.W.
Norton, and it takes place aboard a slave ship where mutiny and rebellion abound. This is the first book in the Sacred Hunger duology, and the second book follows the.
Sacred Hunger is a magnificent book: it really does rival the great Victorian novels in terms of its scope of ambition, moral exploration, convincing characterisation and marvellous scene setting.
I cannot believe that there has been a better historical novel published in the last twenty years.5/5(5).
Winner Sacred Hunger book the Booker Prize for Fiction: "Possibly the best novel I've read in the last decade."—David Halberstam. Sacred 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/5(9).
“Sacred Hunger triumphs on two levels: as a rippingly good historical drama and as a serious moral tale. All the surface pleasures of the former—stirring adventure passionate characters, epic length, a carefully detailed look at a long, lost world—combine brilliantly with the richness of the latter/5(9).
Description: A sequel to Sacred Hunger follows the fortunes of two central characters from that book: Sullivan, an Irish fiddler, and Erasmus Kemp, the son of a disgraced Liverpool slave-ship owner who hung himself. To avenge his father's death, Erasmus Kemp has had the rebellious sailors of his father's ship, including Sullivan, brought back to London to stand trial on charges of mutiny and /5.
Barry Unsworth returns to the terrain of his Booker Prize-winning novel Sacred Hunger, this time following Sullivan, the Irish fiddler, and Erasmus Kemp, son of a Liverpool slave ship owner who hanged himself.
It is the spring ofand to avenge his father's death, Erasmus Kemp has had the rebellious sailors of his father's ship, including Sullivan, brought back to London to stand trial on. Sacred Hunger Summary & Study Guide Description. Sacred Hunger Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.
This study guide contains the following sections. A masterful, thoroughly engrossing tale from acclaimed historical novelist Unsworth (Pascali's Island, ; Stone Virgin, )—about the British slave trade in the midth century and a shipboard mutiny from which arose a community based on racial equality.
Through the perspectives of Erasmus Kemp, son of the shipowner and an obsessive, insensitive youth; and Matthew Parishis. And so, for all the ruthless chase of that profit — the sacred hunger of the title — the book eventually becomes a paean to man's more noble, if weaker, urges, as well: a paean to human.
Sacred Hunger Barry Unsworth, Author Nan A. Talese $25 (0p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Unsworth has written. In the Man Booker prize was shared for the first time. Now everybody remembers “The English Patient” but fewer remember the book that tied with it, which is a shame because it is a wonderful book.
Sacred Hunger opens with Erasmus Kemp’s father showing him the construction of his ship, the LIVERPOOL MERCHANT. His f. Footnotes. About the book: Sacred Hunger is a historical novel by Barry Unsworth first published in by Hamish shared the Booker Prize that year with Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (one of my all-time favourite Booker winners).
About the author: Barry Unsworth was born in in a mining village in university he served in the Royal Corps of Signals. Sacred Hunger (The first book in the Sacred Hunger series) A novel by Barry Unsworth.
Awards The Man Booker Prize Best Novel. Through the story of an 18th century slave ship, this novel explores moral choices, the corruptions of greed and material gain, and men's behaviour "in extremis".
It also articulates current concerns of corruption and. Free download or read online Sacred Hunger pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of this novel was published inand was written by Barry Unsworth. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.
The main characters of this fiction, historical story are William Kemp, Erasmus Kemp/5. Add to that review the idea that the "sacred hunger" (to colonize, conquer, and enslave) has been one of the prime causes of evil through the centuries, and it would summarize my ideas of the book almost completely.
The descriptions are beautifully written and the personalities of the characters are drawn in depth. Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger First published in Winner of that year’s Booker Prize To John, Madeleine and Felix Reiss.
With love. Introduction I should like to thank the4/5(32). Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Sacred 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.
It is a book of grace and meditative elegance, and of great moral y 5/5(1).Sacred Hunger is an ambitious drama based on the 18th century triangular slave trade route.
The Liverpool Merchant sets off to exchange manufactured goods for slaves in West Africa, who can in turn be traded in the West Indies for commodities valued in Britain. What struck me most reading this novel is my changing attitudes towards the protagonists: Erasmus Kemp, the son of the stretched /5(31).