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Murdoch, Iris

Works: 1,157 works in 4,612 publications in 10 languages and 113,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Erotic stories  Didactic fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Interviewer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 823.914
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The sea, the sea by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
93 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,053 WorldCat member 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 )
79 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,700 WorldCat member 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
Under the net by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
166 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,636 WorldCat member 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
A severed head, a novel by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
136 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel about the frightfulness and ruthlessness of being in love
The bell, a novel by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
171 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eccentric members of an Anglican lay community strive for Utopian ideals in this tragi-comedy of misapplied love
The red and the green by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
76 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Irish family becomes involved in events leading up to the Easter Rebellion
A fairly honourable defeat by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
71 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ten guinea wager between a woman and her former lover threatens to disrupt the lives of all those close to them
The nice and the good by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
84 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A respected Whitehall civil servant is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague and begins to feel trapped by the after-effects of violence
The book and the brotherhood by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
39 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time passes and opinions change. 'Why should we go on supporting a book which we detest?' Rose Curtland asks. 'The brotherhood of Western intellectuals versus the book of history,' Jenkin Riderhood suggests. The theft of a wife further embroils the situation. Moral indignation must be separated from political disagreement. Tamar Hernshaw has a different trouble and a terrible secret
The good apprentice by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
34 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 2,297 WorldCat member 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
Nuns and soldiers by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
52 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne Cavidge leaves the nunnery and remeets an old friend, Gertrude Openshaw, who is going through a crisis in her life
Jackson's dilemma by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
46 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member 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
Sartre, romantic rationalist by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
95 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bruno's dream by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
58 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An old man struggles to make one last connection with his estranged son, before it's too late. The elderly Bruno knows he is not far from death. One of his last wishes is to contact his estranged son, Miles, whose marriage to an Indian woman drove a decades-long wedge between father and son. When Miles comes back into his father's life, Bruno must confront his guilt, and his family must overcome the tension that grew during his long absence
An accidental man by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
66 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Austin Gibson Grey, an American living in London, blames fate when he is drafted during the Vietnam War
The sacred and profane love machine by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
58 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The green knight by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member 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
The unicorn; a novel by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
102 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gecompliceerd en tragisch is de lotsverbondenheid die bestaat tussen de bewoners van een afgelegen huis die leven in de ban van de eigenares, die volgens de één onschuldig en rein is als de legendarische eenhoorn doch volgens de ander oorzaak is van allerlei duistere onderstromingen
The philosopher's pupil by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
43 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the relationship of an honored philosophy professor, John Robert Rozanov, and one of his students, George McCaffrey, revealing the intensities and nuances of their various personal attachments
The message to the planet by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the rise and fall of the metaphysician, Marcus Vallar, and the bewildered men and women surrounding him
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Alternative Names
Barley, Iris
Bayley, Iris.
Bayley, Iris 1919-1999
Mardūḵ, Āyrīs, 1919-1999
Mėrdok, Aĭris
Merdok, Ajris
Mėrdok, Ajris 1919-1999
Mērdoka, Airisa, 1919-1999
Murdoch, Dame Iris
Murdoch, Iris
Murdoch, Iris, 1919-
Murdoch, Iris, 1919-1999
Murdoch, Iris Jean.
Murdoch, Jean Iris.
Murdoch, Jean Iris 1919-1999
Murdochová, Iris, 1919-1999
Murdokh, Airis
Murdūḵ, Īrīs, 1919-1999
Мердок, А.
Мердок, Айрис
Мердок, Айрис, 1919-1999
מורדוך, אייריס
מורדוך, איריס, 1919-1999
מרדוק, אייריס
מרדוק, איריס, 1919-1999
マードック, アイリス
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