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The Sea, The Sea

by Iris Murdoch, John Burnside

Part of the Vintage Classic Iris Murdoch Series Series

The Sea, The Sea Synopsis

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN BURNSIDE 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. His equilibrium is further disturbed when his friends all decide to come and keep him company and Charles finds his seaside idyll severely threatened by his obsessions.

The Sea, The Sea Press 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099284093
Publication date: 1st July 1999
Author: Iris Murdoch, John Burnside
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 560 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Iris Murdoch, John Burnside

Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919. She read Classics at Somerville College, Oxford, and after working in the Treasury and abroad, was awarded a research studentship in philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 1948 she returned to Oxford as fellow and tutor at St Anne's College and later taught at the Royal College of Art. Until her death in 1999, she lived in Oxford with her husband, the academic and critic, John Bayley. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1987 and in the 1997 PEN Awards received the Gold Pen for Distinguished Service to Literature. Iris Murdoch made her ...

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