Special Collections

Man Booker Prize Award Winners

Description: Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles awarded the Man Booker Prize for fiction and the Man Book International Prize for translated works of fiction. #award


Showing 51 through 61 of 61 results
 
 

The Sea, The Sea

by Iris Murdoch

The sea: turbulent and leaden, transparent and opaque, magician and mother... When Charles Arrowby, over sixty, a demi god of the theatre -- director, playwright and actor -- retires from his glittering London world in order to 'abjure magic and become a hermit', it is to the sea that he turns. He hopes at least to escape from 'the woman' -- but unexpectedly meets one whom he loved long ago. His buddhist cousin, James, also arrives. he is menaced by a monster from the deep. Charles finds his 'solitude' peopled by the drama of his own fantasies and obsessions.

Man Booker Prize winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1978

Category: Man Booker Prize

Staying On

by Paul Scott

In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley stay on in the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them of their colonial status. Finally fed up with accommodating her husband, Lucy claims a degree of independence herself. Eloquent and hilarious, she and Tusker act out class tensions among the British of the Raj and give voice to the loneliness, rage, and stubborn affection in their marriage.

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1977

Category: Man Booker Prize

Saville

by David Storey

Towards the end of the third decade of the present century a coal hauler's cart, pulled by a large, dirt-grey horse, came into the narrow streets of the village of Saxton, a small mining community in the low hill-land of south Yorkshire. DAVID STOREY is the only three-time winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

SAVILLE, his newest novel, has garnered the Booker Award, Britain's most prestigious literary prize.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1976

Category: Man Booker Prize

Heat and Dust

by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

A profound and powerful novel, winner of the Booker PrizeSet in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion and independence, Olivia is drawn into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in gang raids and criminal plots. She is intrigued by the Nawab's charm and aggressive courtship, and soon begins to spend most of her days in his company. But then she becomes pregnant, and unsure of the child's paternity, she is faced with a wrenching dilemma. Her reaction to the crisis humiliates her husband and outrages the British community, breeding a scandal that lives in collective memory long after her death.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1975

Category: Man Booker Prize

Holiday

by Stanley Middleton

Edwin Fisher has fled to a seaside resort of his childhood past to try to come to terms with the death of his baby son and the collapse of his marriage to Meg. On this strange and lonely holiday, as he seeks to understand what went wrong, Edwin must find someway to think about what he has been and decide upon where he can go next.

Man Booker Prize winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1974

Category: Man Booker Prize

The Conservationist

by Nadine Gordimer

Mehring, a rich, powerful and vital industrialist, has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer. But his possessions refuse to remain objects: his wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; and even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, paints a fascinating portrait of a man both reckless and calculating, a "conservationist" left only with the possibility of self-preservation, in this subtle and detailed study of the forces and relationships that seethe in South Africa today.

Joint winner of the Booker Prize.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1974

Category: Man Booker Prize

The Siege of Krishnapur

by J. G. Farrell

In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable. The Siege of Krishnapur is a modern classic of narrative excitement that also digs deep to explore some fundamental questions of civilisation and life.

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1973

Category: Man Booker Prize

G.

by John Berger

In this luminous novel -- winner of Britain's prestigious Booker Prize -- John Berger relates the story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of this century. With profound compassion, Berger explores the hearts and minds of both men and women, and what happens during sex, to reveal the conditions of the Don Juan's success: his essential loneliness, the quiet cumulation in each of his sexual experiences of all of those that precede it, the tenderness that infuses even the briefest of his encounters, and the way women experience their own extraordinariness through their moments with him. All of this Berger sets against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi and the failed revolution of Milanese workers in 1898, the Boer War, and the first flight across the Alps, making G. a brilliant novel about the search for intimacy in history's private moments.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1972

Category: Man Booker Prize

In a Free State

by V. S. Naipaul

Winner of the 1971 Booker Prize, this grouping of two stories -- a short novel within a prologue and an epilogue from Naipaul's travel journals -- is held together by Naipaul's pervading concern with the themes of exile, freedom and prejudice.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1971

Category: Man Booker Prize

The Elected Member

by Bernice Rubens

In this 1970 Booker Prize-winning novel, Norman is the clever one of a closely-knit Jewish family in London's East End. Infant prodigy, brilliant barrister, the apple of his parents' eyes-- until at 41 he becomes a drug addict, confined to his bedroom, at the mercy of his hallucinations and paranoia.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1970

Category: Man Booker Prize

Something To Answer For

by P. H. Newby

It was 1956 and he was in Port Said. About these two facts Townrow was reasonably certain.

He had been summoned there, to Egypt, by the widow of his deceased friend, Elie Khoury. Having been found dead in the street, she is convinced he was murdered, but nobody seems to agree with her. What of Leah Strauss, the mistress? And of the invading British paratroops? Only an Englishman, surely, would take for granted that the British would have behaved themselves. In this weirdly disorientating world, Townrow is forced towards a re-examination of the basic rules by which he has been living his life; and into a realization that he too may have something to answer for.

Winner of the Inaugural 1969 Man Booker Prize

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1969

Category: Man Booker Prize


Showing 51 through 61 of 61 results