Loading, please wait...

product description page

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

Sea, the Sea / A Severed Head (Hardcover) (Iris Murdoch) - image 1 of 1

About this item

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
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
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $30.00 Save $9.60 (32% off)
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.