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The Sea, the Sea ; A Severed Head

Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Series: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 370.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The sea, the sea' - Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 1101907665 9781101907665 9781841593708 1841593702
OCLC Number: 913844845
Notes: "This is a Borzoi Book"--Title Page Verso.
Description: xxxvii, 650 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The sea, the sea --
A severed head.
Series Title: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 370.
Other Titles: Sea, the Sea
Severed Head
Responsibility: Iris Murdoch ; with an introduction by Sarah Churchwell.

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In The Sea, the Sea the landscape shifts to the seclusion of an isolated house on the edge of England's North Sea, where Charles Arrowby, a big name in London's glittering theatrical world, has  Read more...

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