The Sea, The Sea: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series

Author(s): Iris Murdoch; John Burnside (Introduction by)

Classic Fiction

VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSON


'I saw a monster rising from the waves.'


Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in - along with more recent lovers and friends - to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be.

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General Fields

  • : 9781784875190
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage
  • : June 2019
  • : ---length:- '17.8'width:- '12.8'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 608
  • : 823/.914
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Iris Murdoch; John Burnside (Introduction by)