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Murdoch, Iris

Works: 974 works in 5,454 publications in 29 languages and 119,782 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Biography  Drama  Didactic fiction  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Actor, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 823.914
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The sea, the sea by Iris Murdoch( Book )

170 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,269 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
A severed head, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

216 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 2,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Lynch-Gibbon 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. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion
The black prince by Iris Murdoch( Book )

146 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,918 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 )

255 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,828 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
Sartre, romantic rationalist by Iris Murdoch( Book )

137 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murdoch's study attempts to analyse and evaluate the different strands of Sartre's rich and complex oeuvre. Combining the objectivity of the scholar with a profound interest in contemporary problems, Iris Murdoch places Sartre's achievement in the perspective of philosophical, political and aesthetic thought, showing the ambiguities and dangers inherent in his position. -- Book jacket
The nice and the good by Iris Murdoch( Book )

138 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris Murdoch's richly peopled novel revolves round a happily married couple Kate and Octavian, and the friends of all ages attached to their household in Dorset. The novel deals with love in its two aspects, the self-gratifying and the impersonal: - the nice and the good - as they are embodied in a fascinating array of paired characters. 'The Nice and the Good' leads through stress and terror to a joyous and compassionate 'Midsummer Nights Dream' conclusion, in which the couples all sort themselves out neatly and omnia vincit amor
The red and the green by Iris Murdoch( Book )

121 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish family becomes involved in events leading up to the Easter Rebellion
The good apprentice by Iris Murdoch( Book )

63 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,387 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
A fairly honourable defeat by Iris Murdoch( Book )

102 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,380 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
Nuns and soldiers by Iris Murdoch( Book )

74 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,273 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
The book and the brotherhood by Iris Murdoch( Book )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of idealistic men and women, who met as students [at Oxford], later formed a society to support one of their number, a brilliant radical named David Crimond, in his efforts to write a major work tackling the big questions of history, politics, philosophy, art, and ethics. As the story opens, the group members, now middle-aged, are having qualms about Crimond and the enterprise they agreed to fund
Bruno's dream by Iris Murdoch( Book )

114 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terwijl een zieke oude man angstig op de dood wacht, worden de mensen in zijn naaste omgeving geconfronteerd met gevoelens die hun houding ten opzichte van elkaar drastisch wijzigen
The unicorn; a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

150 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,149 WorldCat member 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
The sacred and profane love machine by Iris Murdoch( Book )

93 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de beschrijving van een heterogeen groepje mensen, die allen op de een of andere manier met elkaar verbonden zijn, geeft de schrijfster een beeld van het onvermogen om liefde of vriendschap te accepteren
An accidental man by Iris Murdoch( Book )

91 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 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
Jackson's dilemma by Iris Murdoch( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,054 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
The Italian girl : a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

156 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mordant tale of tangled sexual relationships
The philosopher's pupil by Iris Murdoch( Book )

64 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,004 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 green knight by Iris Murdoch( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,994 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
A word child by Iris Murdoch( Book )

98 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Wikipedia: A Word Child charts the trials and tribulations of the title character, the "word child", Hilary Burde as he attempts to recover his soul from the misery of his troubled past. Filled in the usual Murdoch style with an array of colourful, fully rounded characters who people Hilary's world, the novel is a complex and thoughtful exploration of the possibility and meaning of redemption, the nature of human memory, and the possibility of love for the tarnished soul
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Alternative Names
Airisa Mērdoka

Airisa Miordocha

Ayris Mördok

Barley, Iris

Bayley A. 1919-1999

Bayley, Iris.

Bayley, Iris 1919-1999

Iris Murdoch anglo-irische Schriftstellerin und Philosophin

Iris Murdoch anglo-irlandzka pisarka i filozofka

Iris Murdoch auctor Anglica

Iris Murdoch dichteres uit Ierland (1919-1999)

Iris Murdoch écrivaine britannique

Iris Murdoch scrittrice inglese

Iris Murdochová

Mardūḵ, Āyrīs 1919-1999

Mėrdok, Aĭris

Mèrdok, Ajris.

Mėrdok, Ajris 1919-1999

Mērdoka, Airisa 1919-1999

Murdoch A. 1919-1999

Murdoch, Dame Iris

Murdoch, Iris

Murdoch, Iris 1919-

Murdoch, Iris 1919-1999

Murdoch, Iris Jean.

Murdoch J. А. 1919-1999

Murdoch , Jean Iris

Murdoch, Jean Iris 1919-1999

Murdochová, Iris 1919-1999

Murdokh, Airis

Murdūḵ, Īrīs 1919-1999

Айрис Мёрдок

Айрис Мърдок

Айріс Мердок

Ајрис Мердок

Бейли А. 1919-1999

Мердок, А.

Мердок А. 1919-1999

Мёрдок, Айрис

Мердок, Айрис 1919-1999

Мердок Д. А. 1919-1999

Мердок Д. Д. А. 1919-1999

Мэрдок А. 1919-1999

אייריס מרדוק

מורדוך, אייריס

מורדוך, איריס 1919-1999

מרדוק, אייריס

מרדוק, אייריס 1919-1999

מרדוק, איריס 1919-1999

أيريس مردوك

آیریس مرداک نویسنده، شاعر، و فیلسوف ایرلندی

आयरिस मर्डोक

ไอริส เมอร์ด็อค

머덕, 아이리스 1919-1999

머도크, 아이리스 1919-1999

머독, 아이리스 1919-1999

머어덕 아이리스 1919-1999

아이리스 머독


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A severed head, a novelThe black princeUnder the netSartre, romantic rationalistThe nice and the goodThe red and the greenThe good apprenticeA fairly honourable defeat