The Untouchable by John Banville audiobook

The Untouchable

By John Banville
Read by Bill Wallis

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780679451082
15.15 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $24.99

    ISBN: 9781978646827

Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons, the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his photograph is all over the papers. His disgrace is public, his position as curator of the Queen’s pictures terminated … Maskell writes his own testament, in an act not unlike the restoration of one of his beloved pictures, in order for the process of verification and attribution to begin.

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Summary

Summary

Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons, the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his photograph is all over the papers. His disgrace is public, his position as curator of the Queen’s pictures terminated … Maskell writes his own testament, in an act not unlike the restoration of one of his beloved pictures, in order for the process of verification and attribution to begin.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Maskell takes his place with John le Carre’s Alec Leamas as one of spy fiction’s greatest characters. Poetic and deeply affecting.” People
“As remarkable a literary voice as any to come out of Ireland.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Victor Maskell is a thinly disguised Anthony Blunt…Banville has pulled off a marvelous series of tricks.” Spectator (London)
“Banville’s acute characterization and laceratingly witty prose capture perfectly the paradoxically idealistic yet cynical mood of the upper classes in 1930s Britain.” Time Out (New York)
“The rich fabric of this novel blends the shrewd humor of a comedy of manners with the suspense of a tale of espionage.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: John Banville

Author Bio: John Banville

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of more than a dozen novels and has been the recipient of the Man Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. In 2013 he was awarded the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature, and in 2014 he won the Prince of Asturias Award, Spain’s most important literary prize. He lives in Dublin.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 15.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English