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Mrs. Osmond 

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London, brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband’s shocking, years-long betrayal of her. What should she do now, and which way should she turn, in the emotional labyrinth where she has been trapped for so long? Reawakened by grief and the knowledge of having been grievously wronged, she determines to resume her youthful quest for freedom and independence.

Soon Isabel must return to Italy and confront her husband, and seek to break his powerful hold on her. But will she succeed in outwitting him, and securing her revenge?

Mrs Osmond is a masterly novel of betrayal, corruption, and moral ambiguity, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR John
Banville

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He has been the recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Guinness Peat Aviation Book Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction.

He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Man Booker Prize (2005) as well as nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2007. Other awards include the Franz Kafka Prize, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. He lives in Dublin.

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He has been the recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Guinness Peat Aviation Book Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction.

He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Man Booker Prize (2005) as well as nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2007. Other awards include the Franz Kafka Prize, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. He lives in Dublin.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

This novel is a beautiful sequel to The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. Mrs. Osmond fights for her freedom and independence, a novel about betrayal and deceit.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
05/10/2017
Author
Publisher
Penguin

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