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A Fairly Honourable Defeat (Vintage Classics Murdoch Series)
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A Fairly Honourable Defeat (Vintage Classics Murdoch Series)

Iris Murdoch, Garth Greenwell

VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. He's thinking about Hilda, Rupert, Morgan, Tallis, Simon and Axel, and they will...

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The Sandcastle (Vintage Classics Murdoch Series)
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The Sandcastle (Vintage Classics Murdoch Series)

Iris Murdoch, Bidisha SK Mamata

VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century.

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Under The Net (Vintage Classics Murdoch series)
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Under The Net (Vintage Classics Murdoch series)

Iris Murdoch, Charlotte Mendelson

VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. `You'd better wake up.'Jake is clever, lazy and scraping by in London as a hack...

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The Bell: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series
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The Bell: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series

Iris Murdoch, Sarah Perry

Charming, indolent Dora arrives in their midst, and half-unwittingly conjures these submerged things to the surface.WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARAH PERRY VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely...

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The Sea, The Sea (Vintage Classics Murdoch series)
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The Sea, The Sea (Vintage Classics Murdoch series)

Iris Murdoch, Daisy Johnson

VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely,...

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The Sovereignty of Good
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The Sovereignty of Good

Iris Murdoch

Throughout her distinguished and prolific writing career, she explored questions of good and bad, myth and morality. The framework for Murdoch's questions - and her own conclusions - can be found in the Sovereignty of Good.

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The Time Of The Angels
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The Time Of The Angels

Iris Murdoch

These seven characters maintain a constant dance of attraction and repulsion, misunderstanding and revelation, the centre of which is the enigmatic Carel himself - a priest who believes that, God being dead, His angels have been...

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A Word Child
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A Word Child

Iris Murdoch

Saved from a delinquent childhood by education, cheated out of Oxford by a tragic love tangle, Hilary Burde cherishes his obsessive guilt and ekes out a living in a dull civil service job.

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Sartre
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Sartre

Iris Murdoch

This study analyses and evaluates the different strands of Sartre's work. Combining the objectivity of the scholar with an interest in contemporary problems, Iris Murdoch discusses the tradition of philosophical, political and...

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An Accidental Man
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An Accidental Man

Iris Murdoch

This is the story of the comic, relentless struggle for survival of Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man. In this role we meet Dorina, Austin's estranged wife, Mitzi, his alcoholic landlady, and a selection of other women who...

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The Nice And The Good
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The Nice And The Good

Iris Murdoch

A revolver shot rings through a Whitehall office one hot afternoon in the middle of an English summer. Lawyer John Ducane is charged with the task, interviewing other civil servants by day, and by night attempting repeatedly -...

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An Unofficial Rose
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An Unofficial Rose

Iris Murdoch

After his wife's death, Hugh contemplates returning to his former mistress. Randall's young daughter, Miranda, is adored by her Australian cousin Penn, but has attachments elsewhere. Impelled by affection, lust and illusion, these...

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The Sacred And Profane Love Machine
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The Sacred And Profane Love Machine

Iris Murdoch, Elaine Feinstein

Blaise's wife Harriet lives for love, love of her husband, love of her son. She too lives for love: for love and justice and revenge, aided and incited by her ambiguous friend Constance Pinn. he adores Monty and falls in love with...

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The Sea, The Sea
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The Sea, The Sea

Iris Murdoch, John Burnside

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 bumps into his childhood...

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The Bell
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The Bell

Iris Murdoch, A. S. Byatt

Discover Murdoch's wonderful writing in this compelling story of a young woman and an unusual religious lay community. A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home to an enclosed order of...

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Under The Net
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Under The Net

Iris Murdoch, Kiernan Ryan

Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookies, and film starlets with frantic philosophers. Jake is captivated by a majestic philosopher, Hugo Belfounder,...

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The Black Prince
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The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch, Sophie Hannah

Bradley Pearson is an elderly writer with a 'block'. Encompassed by predatory friends and relations Bradley attempts escape. His failure and its aftermath lead to a violent climax; and to a coda which casts a shifting perspective...

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The Sandcastle
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The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

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 and...

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The Philosopher's Pupil
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The Philosopher’s Pupil

Iris Murdoch

In the English town of Ennistone, hot springs bubble up from deep beneath the earth. He exerts an almost magical influence over a host of Ennistonians, and especially over George McCaffrey, the Philosopher's old pupil, a demonic...

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Nuns and Soldiers
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Nuns and Soldiers

Iris Murdoch

Gertrude has lost her husband and Anne, an ex-nun, her God. They plan to live together and do good works. The 'Count', a Polish man in exile watches over Gertrude with loving patience. Tim, a failed painter, plans with his punk...

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The Black Prince
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The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch, Candia McWilliam

Finding himself surrounded by predatory friends and relations - his ex-wife, her delinquent brother, a younger, deplorably successful writer, Arnold Baffin, Baffin's restless wife and engaging daughter - Bradley attempts to...

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A Severed Head
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A Severed Head

Iris Murdoch, Miranda Seymour

Martin 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. Then he meets a woman...

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The Unicorn
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The Unicorn

Iris Murdoch, Stephen Medcalf

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STEPHEN MEDCALF When Marian Taylor takes the post of governess at Gaze castle, remote house on a beautiful but desolate coast, she finds herself confronted with many strange mysteries. What kind of crime...

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The Sovereignty of Good
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The Sovereignty of Good

Iris Murdoch

Throughout her distinguished and prolific writing career, she explored questions of good and bad, myth and morality. The framework for Murdoch's questions - and her own conclusions - can be found in the Sovereignty of Good.

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Something Special
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Something Special

Iris Murdoch, Michael McCurdy

Yvonne believes there's more to life than marriage to Sam, the young man who's courting her. But when she tries to have fun, she gets caught up in a fracas in a bar. Sam's idea of something special meanwhile is to take her to St...

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The Sacred and Profane Love Machine
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The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

Iris Murdoch

A writer of detective fiction who has not recovered from the loss of his wife becomes involved in the life of a neighbor's family.

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The Book and the Brotherhood
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The Book and the Brotherhood

Iris Murdoch

This novel describes how a group of liberal-minded intellectuals get together in their youth to subsidize their friend, David Crimond, to write the definitive book about their political beliefs. Now, years later, there is no sign...

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Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals
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Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

Iris Murdoch

Concerned with the humanistic part of the history of philosophy, Plato to structuralism, and how it bears on our thoughts and feelings about our moral lives, this book attempts to show readers how our conception of morality is...

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The Italian Girl
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The Italian Girl

Iris Murdoch

Edmund has escaped from his family into a lonely life.Returning for his mother's funeral he finds himself involved in the old, awful problems together with some new ones. He also rediscovers the eternal family servant, the...

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Henry And Cato
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Henry And Cato

Iris Murdoch, Ignes Sodre

The story of two prodigal sons that questions the nature of love, whether it is a route to salvation or a type of demonic possession.

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The Nice and the Good
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The Nice and the Good

Iris Murdoch

A novel originally published in 1968, revolving around a happily married couple and telling of a violent death, blackmail, suspected espionage, Black Arts, stress and terror, over which love conquers all.

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The Unicorn
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The Unicorn

Iris Murdoch

Marian Taylor accepts a position as companion to Mrs. Hannah Crean-Smith, and gradually comes to the opinion that she is a prisoner of her husband.

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Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals
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Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

Iris Murdoch

Here, drawing on a novelists insight into art, literature and psychology, Iris Murdoch conducts an ongoing debate with major writers, thinkers and theologians - from Augustine to Wittgenstein, Shakespeare to Sartre, Plato to...

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The Book And The Brotherhood
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The Book And The Brotherhood

Iris Murdoch

It's the midsummer ball at Oxford, and a group of men and women - friends since university days - have gathered under the stars. Included in this group is David Crimond, a genius and fervent Marxist. Years earlier the friends had...

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The Good Apprentice
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The Good Apprentice

Iris Murdoch

Stuart Cuno has decided to become good. Not believing in God, he invents his own methods, which include celibacy, chastity and the abandonment of a promising academic career. Stuart's step-brother Edward Baltram is tormented by...

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Bruno's Dream
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Bruno’s Dream

Iris Murdoch

Features Bruno, dying, obsessed with spiders and preoccupied with death and reconciliation. He lies at the center of an intricate spider's web of relationships and passions: Bruno's estranged and grieving son Miles; Danby, Bruno's...

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The Flight From The Enchanter
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The Flight From The Enchanter

Iris Murdoch

Annette runs away from her finishing school but learns more than she bargained for in the real world beyond; the fierce and melacholy Rosa is torn between two Polish brothers; This is a story of a group of people under a spell,...

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The Message To The Planet
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The Message To The Planet

Iris Murdoch

For years, Alfred Ludens has pursued mathematician and philosopher Marcus Vallar in the belief that he possesses a profound metaphysical formula, a missing link of great significance to mankind. Patrick Fenman, poet, is dying...

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Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
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Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995

Iris Murdoch

Includes letters that gives us a living portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and thinkers. The letters show a great mind at work.

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The Bell
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The Bell

Iris Murdoch, A S Byatt (University College, London)

Aimed at A-level students, this edition includes an introduction, notes and questions to help when studying the text, its characters, ideas and situations. The series is geared to both examination and coursework requirements at...

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The Sovereignty of Good
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The Sovereignty of Good

Iris Murdoch

First published 1970 by Routledge & Kegan Paul. First published in Routledge Classics 2001 by Routledge.

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The Red and the Green
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The Red and the Green

Iris Murdoch

As the Easter Rebellion looms, tension mounts in the rain-soaked streets of Dublin. His relentlessly pious mother pursues her own private war with his stepfather, a man sunk in religious speculation and drink. Meanwhile Pat's...

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A Fairly Honourable Defeat
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A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Iris Murdoch, Susan Hill

Hilda Foster is alone in an isolated cottage when she receives an important telephone call.

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The Black Prince
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The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch, Martha C Nussbaum (Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil), Bradley Pearson, Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics Martha C Nussbaum (University of Chicago)

In this riveting tale of love and intellectual intrigue, Murdoch gives readers a seductive story with ever-mounting action, including suicide, abduction, romantic idylls, murder, and due process of law.

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The Good Apprentice
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The Good Apprentice

Iris Murdoch

Stuart's step-brother Edward Baltram is tormented by guilt because he has, he believes, killed his best friend. Funny, compelling and extremely moving, THE GOOD APPRENTICE is about guilt ridden despair, and the difficult problem...

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The Sandcastle
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The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

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.

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Jackson's Dilemma
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Jackson’s Dilemma

Iris Murdoch

Edward Lannion, the young master of Hatting Hall, is about to marry Marian Fox. Edward and Marian, the couple at the centre of the story, are led by events to learn the truth about themselves; It is Jackson who must intervene in...

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Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
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Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995

Iris Murdoch

Here for the first time is Murdoch in her own words, from her schoolgirl days to her last years. The letters show a great mind at work - we watch the young Murdoch struggling with philosophical issues, often unsure of herself;

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