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The Sea, The Sea (Paperback)
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The Sea, The Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 608 Pages / Published: 01/03/2012
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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099560999
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm


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"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 *
"Dazzlingly entertaining and inventive" * The Times *
"Funny and poignant and arguably Murdoch's finest hour" * Daily Express *
"A fantastic feat of imagination as well as a marvellous sustained piece of writing" * Vogue *
"An enjoyable, thought-provoking and unforgettable novel" * Daily Mail *

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“One of my favourite books ever”

This is the first Iris Murdoch book I read, and it's still my favourite. On the brink of a late mid-life crisis, Charles Arrowby, a renowned theatre director, retires and moves to a lighthouse. Spending most of... More

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