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Sea, the Sea / A Severed Head (Hardcover) (Iris Murdoch)

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Two major novels--ferociously dark comedies that combine playfulness and profundity--by one of the most influential British writers of the twentieth century, in an Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics hardcover.A Severed Head (1961) is one of Iris Murdoch's most entertaining works, tracing the turbulent emotional journey of Martin Lynch-Gibbon, a smug, well-to-do London wine merchant and unfaithful husband, whose life is turned inside out when his wife leaves him for her psychoanalyst. The Sea, the Sea (1978) is set in an isolated house on the edge of England's North Sea, where egotistical Charles Arrowby, a big name in London's glittering theatrical world, has retired to write his memoirs, and where his plans begin to unravel when he encounters his long-lost first love and is increasingly besieged by his fantasies and obsessions. Tragi-comic masterpieces, brooding and hilarious, these two novels brilliantly reveal how much our lives are governed by the lies we tell ourselves and by our all-consuming need for love, meaning, and redemption.Introduction by Sarah Churchwell
Number of Pages: 650.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Everyman's Library (Cloth)
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Iris Murdoch
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50460935
UPC: 9781101907665
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-4969

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