Most widely held works about Iris Murdoch
Most widely held works by Iris Murdoch
The sea, the sea by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
84 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 2,488 libraries worldwide
Charles Arrowby's peaceful retirement in his isolated home by the sea is suddenly violently disturbed by a succession of strange events and visits from people from his past.
The black prince by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
97 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 14 languages and held by 2,342 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 good apprentice by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
43 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,241 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.
The book and the brotherhood by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
37 editions published between 1987 and 9999 in 4 languages and held by 2,169 libraries worldwide
Explores the relationship among a group of friends from their Oxford days onwards. Their pledge to finance the writing career of a member of their group binds them to his maniacal and immoral nature, hurdling them into a web of passion, hatred, murder and suicide.
The red and the green by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
64 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,137 libraries worldwide
An Irish family becomes involved in events leading up to the Easter Rebellion.
Under the net by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
160 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 2,121 libraries worldwide
In Iris Murdoch's 1954 debut novel, Jake Donaghue is an engaging young writer. In his overintellectualized angst, Jake details a convoluted romantic impossibility--he loves Anna, who loves Hugo, who loves Sadie, who loves Jake. His betrayal of his best friend's trust, his emotional indifference in most of his relationships, and his failed first book eventually leave Jake in existential hell.
A severed head by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
146 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 2,107 libraries worldwide
Roman d'amour. Roman d'humour.
A fairly honourable defeat by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
67 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,062 libraries worldwide
Roman om menneskelig forfængelighed og svaghed.
The nice and the good by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
87 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 2,049 libraries worldwide
John Ducanes undersøgelser i forbindelse med en Whitehall-kollegas selvmord påvirker hele hans opfattelse af omverdenen og medmenneskenes ondskab, selv under en ferie i Dorset hos Octavian og Kate Gray.
Nuns and soldiers by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
46 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,041 libraries worldwide
Anne Cavidge leaves the nunnery and remeets an old friend, Gertrude Openshaw, who is going through a crisis in her life.
The message to the planet by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,011 libraries worldwide
An enthralling story of love and betrayal, faith and doubt, and the bewildered striving of men and women confronted with the mystery of being human. "Full of the rough-and-tumble, the real life, the spirit ... I was at all times firmly in its grip."--Anatole Broyard, The New York times book review. "Murdoch works with an intellectual daring most writers only dream of."--The Philadelphia inquirer. Charismatic thinker and healer Marcus Vallar is missing. Everyone agrees he must be found, especially his ardent but uncertain young disciple, Alfred Ludens, who believes Vallar has discovered a secret of vital importance to mankind. Vallar is also needed to rescue Patrick Fenman, a penniless Irish poet who is dying of a disease that he believes is the result of a curse Vallar has put on him. When Vallar miraculously cures Patrick with a laying on of hands, he sets in motion the tide of events that touches an ever-widening circle of men and women, including his own daughter.
The green knight by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,000 libraries worldwide
In a small circle of friends in London, some disturbing occurrences are taking place: Lucas Graffe, a reclusive academic, kills a man in self-defense, and disappeara immediately after the trail, leaving his brother, the charismatic actor Clement Graffe, tortured by his absence. Their friend Bellamy James rids himself of all ties and possessions, even giving away his beloved dog. Yearning for simplicity and purification, he prepares himself for a monastic life. And outside Clifton, the house where the widowed Louise Anderson lives with her three daughters, a very peculiar man is watching.
Bruno's dream by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
65 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 13 languages and held by 1,927 libraries worldwide
The sacred and profane love machine by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
57 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,916 libraries worldwide
Roman. En mand elsker både sin kone og sin elskerinde, og kan ikke vælge imellem dem, - skildrer kærlighedens mange ansigter og selvbedragne mennesker.
Jackson's dilemma by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
48 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,912 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 philosopher's pupil by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
35 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,852 libraries worldwide
An ageing philosophy professor returns to his native English town and stirs up all kinds of trouble among the inhabitants. Many of them hope that his arrival will somehow redeem their aimless, unhappy lives.
The bell by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
161 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,812 libraries worldwide
The eccentric members of an Anglican lay community strive for Utopian ideals in this tragi-comedy of misapplied love.
An accidental man by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
53 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,809 libraries worldwide
Austin Gibson Grey, an American living in London, blames fate when he is drafted during the Vietnam War.
The unicorn; a novel by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
97 editions published between 1961 and 9999 in 13 languages and held by 1,791 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.
Sartre, romantic rationalist by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
81 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,767 libraries worldwide
Accidents Actors Alzheimer's disease--Patients Artists Authors Bayley, John,--1925- Biography Brothers College teachers Criticism, interpretation, etc. Critics Death Didactic fiction, English Drama Egoism England England--London English fiction Ethics Ex-nuns Female friendship Fiction France, Southern Friendship Good and evil Great Britain History Interpersonal relations Ireland Literature Man-woman relationships Marriage Married people Metaphysics Middle-aged men Murder Murdoch, Iris Novelists, English Philosophers Philosophy Plato Prisoners Religion Sartre, Jean-Paul,--1905-1980 Trials (Murder) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) University of Oxford Widows Women and literature Women novelists, English
Bayley, Iris 1919-1999
Murdoch, Dame Iris
Murdoch, Iris, 1919-
Murdoch, Iris Jean.
Murdoch, Jean Iris.
Murdoch, Jean Iris 1919-1999 B 1986; NUC pre 56; Oxf. companion
Murdochová, Iris, 1919-1999
Russ. Namensform Mėrdok, Ajris 1919-1999
מרדוק, אייריסМердок, Айрис
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