Sacred Hunger signed by Barry Unsworth 1st / 1st 1992

Sacred Hunger signed by Barry Unsworth 1st / 1st 1992


First UK edition and first print published by Hamish Hamilton in 1992.  It is in near fine condition. The wrapper is unusually very complete with no tears or chips. It is not price clipped. The book is very presentable with the odd mark to the boards. The pages have no foxing. There are no previous owner's names. This copy has been signed by the author to the title page without dedication. Overall a near fine copy.


Sacred Hunger is a historical novel. It shared the Booker Prize that year with Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient. The story is set in the mid 18th century and centres on the Liverpool Merchant, a slave ship employed in the triangular trade, a central trade route in the Atlantic slave trade. The novel's central theme is greed, with the subject of slavery being a primary medium for exploring the issue. A rare signed copy in near fine condition.


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