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The sea, the sea

Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 to 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 chronicle of the strange  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Didactic fiction
Romance fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0670626511 9780670626519 0701123397 9780701123390
OCLC Number: 4136290
Awards: Man Booker Prize, 1978.
Description: 502 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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