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The Sea, the Sea

The Sea, the Sea

Author: Iris Murdoch
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
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Description

When Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering career in the London theatre, he buys a remote house on the rocks by the sea. He hopes to escape from his tumultuous love affairs but unexpectedly bumps into his childhood sweetheart and sets his heart on destroying her marriage.

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The Booker Prize-winning masterpiece from one of the twentieth century's most important and entertaining writers 20050217

Awards

Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1978.

Reviews

"Dazzlingly entertaining and inventive" The Times "One of the most ambitious tours de force in many years... There are pages one races through to see what happens. She is a virtuoso at description" Daily Mail "She was a brilliantly clever woman" -- Dame Judi Dench "There is no doubt in my mind that Iris Murdoch is one of the most important novelists now writing in English...The power of her imaginative vision, her intelligence and her awareness and revelation of human truth are quite remarkable" The Times "A fabulous novel...funny and poignant and is arguably Murdoch's finest hour" -- Gary Kemp Daily Express

Author description

Iris Murdoch was a writer and philosopher. She was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to school in Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. She later became a fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999. Her husband John Bayley has written a bestselling memoir of his life with her called Iris and a major film based on this was released in 2001.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099284093
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : August 2007
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 33mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 560
  • : Modern fiction
  • : Iris Murdoch