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The Sea, the Sea

The Sea, the Sea

Author: Iris Murdoch
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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


Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1978.

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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
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 560
  • : Modern fiction
  • : Iris Murdoch
  • : 823.914
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition