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Murdoch, Iris

Overview
Works: 1,071 works in 5,929 publications in 27 languages and 120,358 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Erotic fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Actor, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 823.914
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Publications about Iris Murdoch
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The sea, the sea by Iris Murdoch( Book )
187 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,252 libraries worldwide
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 events and unexpected visitors - some real, some spectral - that disrupt his world and shake his oversized ego to its very core
A severed head, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )
192 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,819 libraries worldwide
Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion
Under the net by Iris Murdoch( Book )
255 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,788 libraries worldwide
"Jake, hack writer and sponger, now penniless flat-hunter, seeks out an old girlfriend, Anna Quentin, and her glamorous actress sister, Sadie. He resumes acquaintance with formidable Hugo, whose 'philosophy' he once presumptuously dared to interpret. These meetings involve Jake and his eccentric servent-companion, Finn, in a series of adventures that include the kidnapping of a film-star dog and a political riot in a film-set of ancient Rome"--Cover
The black prince by Iris Murdoch( Book )
121 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,702 libraries worldwide
Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic sister, who has decided to come live with him; his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the past; her delinquent brother, who wants money and emotional confrontations; and Bradley's friend and rival, Arnold Baffin, a younger, deplorably more successful author of commercial fiction. The ever-mounting action includes marital cross-purposes, seduction, suicide, abduction, romantic idylls, murder, and due process of law. Bradley tries to escape from it all but fails, leading to a violent climax and a coda that casts shifting perspectives on all that has preceded
The bell, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )
251 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,560 libraries worldwide
The eccentric members of an Anglican lay community strive for Utopian ideals in this tragi-comedy of misapplied love
The nice and the good by Iris Murdoch( Book )
149 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,441 libraries worldwide
"John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his inquiry he uncovers a shabby, evil world of murder, blackmail and black magic. He begins to feel more trapped than trapping." --Cover
Sartre, romantic rationalist by Iris Murdoch( Book )
138 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,370 libraries worldwide
Murdoch's study attempts to analyse and evaluate the different strands of Sartre's rich and complex oeuvre. Combining the objectivity of the scholar with a profound interest in contemporary problems, Iris Murdoch places Sartre's achievement in the perspective of philosophical, political and aesthetic thought, showing the ambiguities and dangers inherent in his position. -- Book jacket
The red and the green by Iris Murdoch( Book )
132 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,350 libraries worldwide
An Irish family becomes involved in events leading up to the Easter Rebellion
The good apprentice by Iris Murdoch( Book )
68 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,307 libraries worldwide
Edward gives his ingenuous friend, Mark, a drugged sandwich, a prank which ends tragically. Edward's subsequent guilt, self-hatred, and crisis of conscience are the focal point of the story
A fairly honourable defeat by Iris Murdoch( Book )
98 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,288 libraries worldwide
In this dark comedy of errors, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by Julius, a cynical intellectual who decides to demonstrate how easily loving couples, caring friends, and devoted siblings can betray their loyalties
Nuns and soldiers by Iris Murdoch( Book )
78 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,197 libraries worldwide
Anne Cavidge leaves the nunnery and remeets an old friend, Gertrude Openshaw, who is going through a crisis in her life
The book and the brotherhood by Iris Murdoch( Book )
56 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,183 libraries worldwide
A group of idealistic men and women, who met as students [at Oxford], later formed a society to support one of their number, a brilliant radical named David Crimond, in his efforts to write a major work tackling the big questions of history, politics, philosophy, art, and ethics. As the story opens, the group members, now middle-aged, are having qualms about Crimond and the enterprise they agreed to fund
The unicorn; a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )
149 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,092 libraries worldwide
When Marian Taylor is hired as a companion to an isolated, lonely women in a remote castle, she discovers that the woman is actually a prisoner in her own home, and tries to uncover the reason for the woman's predicament
Bruno's dream by Iris Murdoch( Book )
114 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 2,086 libraries worldwide
Bruno, dying, obsessed with spiders and preoccupied with death and reconciliation, lies at the centre of an intricate spider's web of relationships and passions. Including creepy Nigel the nurse and his besotted twin Will, fighter of duels
The sacred and profane love machine by Iris Murdoch( Book )
89 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,035 libraries worldwide
This is a story of different loves; and of how a man may need two women in such a way that he can be happy with neither. Sacred and profane love are related opposites; the one enjoyed renders the other necessary, so that the ever unsatisfied heart swings constantly to and fro
The Italian girl : a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )
162 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,027 libraries worldwide
A mordant tale of tangled sexual relationships
An accidental man by Iris Murdoch( Book )
98 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,012 libraries worldwide
Austin Gibson Grey, an American living in London, blames fate when he is drafted during the Vietnam War
Jackson's dilemma by Iris Murdoch( Book )
50 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,979 libraries worldwide
In a stately English mansion, friends and family are arriving for the wedding of the host's daughter, Marian. Out of the blue, Marian breaks off the engagement and disappears, throwing everything and everyone in disarray. So starts a tale which revolves round a mysterious and charismatic figure, in this case Jackson, a manservant who manipulates everything behind the scenes much more than anyone realizes. By the author of The Green Knight
The sandcastle : a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )
255 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 1,957 libraries worldwide
The quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes aware of new desires
A word child by Iris Murdoch( Book )
109 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,905 libraries worldwide
From Wikipedia: A Word Child charts the trials and tribulations of the title character, the "word child", Hilary Burde as he attempts to recover his soul from the misery of his troubled past. Filled in the usual Murdoch style with an array of colourful, fully rounded characters who people Hilary's world, the novel is a complex and thoughtful exploration of the possibility and meaning of redemption, the nature of human memory, and the possibility of love for the tarnished soul
 
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Alternative Names
Airisa Mērdoka
Airisa Miordocha
Ayris Mördok
Barley, Iris
Bayley A.
Bayley A. 1919-1999
Bayley, Iris.
Bayley, Iris 1919-1999
Bayley, John O., Mrs.
Iris Murdoch anglo-irische Schriftstellerin und Philosophin
Iris Murdoch anglo-irlandzka pisarka i filozofka
Iris Murdoch auctor Anglica
Iris Murdoch dichteres uit Ierland (1919-1999)
Iris Murdoch écrivaine britannique
Iris Murdoch escriptora i assagista
Iris Murdoch escritora y ensayista
Iris Murdoch scrittrice inglese
Iris Murdochová
Mardūḵ, Āyrīs 1919-1999
Mėrdok, Aĭris
Mèrdok, Ajris.
Mėrdok, Ajris 1919-1999
Mērdoka, Airisa 1919-1999
Murdoch A.
Murdoch A. 1919-1999
Murdoch Dame Iris
Murdoch Iris
Murdoch, Iris 1919-
Murdoch, Iris 1919-1999
Murdoch, Iris Jean.
Murdoch J. А
Murdoch J. А. 1919-1999
Murdoch , Jean Iris
Murdoch, Jean Iris 1919-1999
Murdochová, Iris 1919-1999
Murdokh, Airis
Murdūḵ, Īrīs 1919-1999
Айрис Мёрдок
Айрис Мърдок
Айріс Мердок
Ајрис Мердок
Бейли А
Бейли А. 1919-1999
Мердок А
Мердок А. 1919-1999
Мёрдок, Айрис
Мердок, Айрис 1919-1999
Мердок Д. А
Мердок Д. А. 1919-1999
Мердок Д. Д. А
Мердок Д. Д. А. 1919-1999
Мэрдок А
Мэрдок А. 1919-1999
Мѕрдок, Айрис
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אייריס מרדוק
אייריס מרדוק סופרת אירית
מורדוך, אייריס
מורדוך, איריס 1919-1999
מרדוק, אייריס
מרדוק, אייריס 1919-1999
מרדוק, איריס 1919-1999
أيريس مردوك
آیریس مرداک
آیریس مرداک نویسنده، شاعر، و فیلسوف ایرلندی
आयरिस मर्डोक
ไอริส เมอร์ด็อค
머덕, 아이리스 1919-1999
머도크, 아이리스 1919-1999
머독, 아이리스 1919-1999
머어덕 아이리스 1919-1999
아이리스 머독
アイリス・マードック
マードック, アイリス
艾瑞斯·梅鐸
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English (2,265)
German (80)
Spanish (73)
French (61)
Russian (50)
Dutch (40)
Swedish (38)
Japanese (33)
Danish (32)
Polish (26)
Italian (24)
Romanian (14)
Hebrew (13)
Norwegian (8)
Chinese (6)
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Portuguese (4)
Turkish (4)
Slovenian (4)
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