McGahern, John The Dark

ISBN 13: 9780571225675

The Dark

3.93 avg rating
( 734 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780571225675: The Dark
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Set in rural Ireland, John McGahern's second novel is about adolescence and a guilty, yet uncontrollable sexuality that is contorted and twisted by both puritanical state religion and a strange, powerful and ambiguous relationship between son and widower father.

Against a background evoked with quiet, undemonstrative mastery, McGahern explores with precision and tenderness a human situation, superficially very ordinary, but inwardly an agony of longing and despair.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

The Dark by John McGahern is the great Irish writer's second novel, set in rural Ireland and dealing with adolescence and the powerful but ambiguous relationship between son and widower father.

About the Author:

John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934 and brought up in the West of Ireland. He was a graduate of University College, Dublin. He worked as a Primary School teacher and held various academic posts at universities in Britain, Ireland and America.
In the opinion of the Observer, John McGahern was 'Ireland's greatest living novelist'. He was the author of six highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories, and was the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship, the American-Irish Award, the Prix Etrangère Ecureuil and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Amongst Women, which won both the GPA and the Irish Times Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a four-part BBC television series. His work has appeared in anthologies and has been translated into many languages. His last book, Memoir, was published in 2005. John McGahern died in 2006.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780140277951: The Dark

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0140277951 ISBN 13: 9780140277951
Publisher: Penguin, 1999
Softcover

9780571119912: The Dark

Faber ..., 1983
Softcover

9780571062355: The Dark

Faber ..., 1965
Hardcover

9780704331655: The Dark

Quarte..., 1977
Softcover

9780140062373: The Dark

Penguin, 1983
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

John McGahern
Published by FABER & FABER, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Paperback Quantity available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description FABER & FABER, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English. Brand new Book. Set in rural Ireland, John McGahern's second novel is about adolescence and a guilty, yet uncontrollable sexuality that is contorted and twisted by both puritanical state religion and a strange, powerful and ambiguous relationship between son and widower father. Against a background evoked with quiet, undemonstrative mastery, McGahern explores with precision and tenderness a human situation, superficially very ordinary, but inwardly an agony of longing and despair. Seller Inventory # AA99780571225675

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

John McGahern
Published by FABER & FABER, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Paperback Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description FABER & FABER, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English. Brand new Book. Set in rural Ireland, John McGahern's second novel is about adolescence and a guilty, yet uncontrollable sexuality that is contorted and twisted by both puritanical state religion and a strange, powerful and ambiguous relationship between son and widower father. Against a background evoked with quiet, undemonstrative mastery, McGahern explores with precision and tenderness a human situation, superficially very ordinary, but inwardly an agony of longing and despair. Seller Inventory # BTA9780571225675

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

John McGahern
Published by Faber & Faber 2008-06-05, London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New paperback Quantity available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Faber & Faber 2008-06-05, London, 2008. paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9780571225675

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

McGahern, John
Published by Faber & Faber (2008)
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Paperback Quantity available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Faber & Faber, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0005308375

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

McGahern, John
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Quantity available: 2
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780571225675_new

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

John McGahern
Published by Faber and Faber (2008)
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Softcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:

Book Description Faber and Faber, 2008. Condition: New. 2008. Main. Paperback. A novel about adolescence and a guilty, yet uncontrollable sexuality that is contorted and twisted by both puritanical state religion and a strange, powerful and ambiguous relationship between son and widower father. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 201 x 120 x 6. Weight in Grams: 148. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780571225675

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.44
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Mcgahern, J; Mcgahern, John
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Quantity available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 4250926-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
4.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

John McGahern
Published by Faber and Faber
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Softcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Faber and Faber. Condition: New. 2008. Main. Paperback. A novel about adolescence and a guilty, yet uncontrollable sexuality that is contorted and twisted by both puritanical state religion and a strange, powerful and ambiguous relationship between son and widower father. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 201 x 120 x 6. Weight in Grams: 148. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780571225675

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.82
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

McGahern, John
Published by Faber and Faber (2008)
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Faber and Faber, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 0571225675-11-15792471

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

John McGahern
Published by Faber & Faber 2008-06-05 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0571225675 ISBN 13: 9780571225675
New Paperback Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Faber & Faber 2008-06-05, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-GRD-9780571225675

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book