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John Brown\'s Body

John Brown's Body

(1969)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Marise Tomelty is a child-wife who dislikes sex and is terrified of open spaces. Ralph Shilling, a dealer in pesticides, lives in the flat above the Tomeltys'. One day, Marise's traveling-salesman husband casually mentions that he recognizes Ralph as John Brown, the suspect who, for lack of evidence, was acquitted in an actrocious double murder. Nevertheless, Marise encourages Ralph's attentions, intoxicated by a heady mix of passion and fear. In this shrewdly-observed novel, A.L. Barker explores the tug between body and soul, life and death, truth and fantasy.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1969 : UK Hardback
Title: John Brown's Body
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-7012-0327-7 / 978-0-7012-0327-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: John Brown's Body
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-571-32202-6 / 978-0-571-32202-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: John Brown's Body
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-571-25500-0 / 978-0-571-25500-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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September 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: John Brown's Body (VMC)
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 1-86049-720-9 / 978-1-86049-720-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: John Brown's Body (Arena Books)
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-09-956010-0 / 978-0-09-956010-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arena Arrow
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: John Brown's Body
Author(s): A L Barker
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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