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Murdoch, Iris

Works: 818 works in 5,055 publications in 34 languages and 115,897 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Erotic stories  Didactic fiction  Diaries 
Roles: Author, 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 )

161 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 3,223 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 )

218 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 2,947 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 )

154 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,874 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 )

260 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,862 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
The bell, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

254 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 2,608 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 )

117 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

64 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,422 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
The nice and the good by Iris Murdoch( Book )

134 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,412 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
Sartre, romantic rationalist by Iris Murdoch( Book )

119 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,407 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
A fairly honourable defeat by Iris Murdoch( Book )

100 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,395 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 9 languages and held by 2,292 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 )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,288 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 unicorn; a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

157 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,196 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
Bruno's dream by Iris Murdoch( Book )

109 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 2,171 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
The sacred and profane love machine by Iris Murdoch( Book )

90 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,127 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
Jackson's dilemma by Iris Murdoch( Book )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,111 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
The Italian girl : a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

166 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mordant tale of tangled sexual relationships
An accidental man by Iris Murdoch( Book )

91 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austin Gibson Grey, an American living in London, blames fate when he is drafted during the Vietnam War
The green knight by Iris Murdoch( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,052 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 )

87 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ambtenaar van binnenlandse zaken, vroeger een briljant Oxford-geleerde, beleeft nog eens zijn liefdesgeschiedenis die geleid heeft tot zijn maatschappelijke ondergang
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Jackson's dilemma
Alternative Names
Airisa Mērdoka

Airisa Miordocha

Barley, Iris

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 crivaine britannique

Iris Murdoch scrittrice inglese

Iris Murdochov

Mardūḵ, Āyrīs 1919-1999

Mėrdok, Aĭris

Mrdok, 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

Murdochov, Iris 1919-1999

Murdokh, Airis

Murdūḵ, Īrīs 1919-1999

Айрис Мёрдок

Айрис Мърдок

Айріс Мердок

Мердок, А.

Мёрдок, Айрис

Мердок, Айрис 1919-1999

אייריס מרדוק

מורדוך, אייריס

מורדוך, איריס 1919-1999

מרדוק, אייריס

מרדוק, אייריס 1919-1999

מרדוק, איריס 1919-1999

آیریس مرداک نویسنده، شاعر، و فیلسوف ایرلندی

आयरिस मर्डोक

ไอริส เมอร์ด็อค

아이리스 머독


マードック, アイリス


A severed head, a novelThe black princeUnder the netThe bell, a novelThe red and the greenThe good apprenticeThe nice and the goodSartre, romantic rationalist