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Murdoch, Iris

Works: 1,413 works in 6,781 publications in 26 languages and 125,364 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Novels  Erotic fiction  Biographies  Drama 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Librettist, Other
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 823.914
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The sea, the sea by Iris Murdoch( Book )

170 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 3,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors-some real, some spectral-that disrupt his world and shake his oversized ego to its very core
Under the net, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

269 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 2,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the Net begins with protagonist James "Jake" Donahue returning to England to find his friend and almost constant companion Peter "Finn" O'Finney waiting to tell him the sad news that the two of them have been asked by Jake's current girlfriend, Magdalen "Madge" Casement, to leave their apartment. The two men have been living there for free. Madge has found a new boyfriend, Samuel "Sacred Sammy" Starfield, who has promised to make her famous
A severed head, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

199 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover all at the same time. But when his wife suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education
The black prince by Iris Murdoch( Book )

133 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,754 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, 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 bell : a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

249 editions published between 1958 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 2,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eccentric members of an Anglican lay community strive for Utopian ideals in this tragi-comedy of misapplied love
Sartre, romantic rationalist by Iris Murdoch( Book )

152 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,419 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 )

130 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his inquiry he uncovers a shabby, evil world of murder, blackmail and black magic. He begins to feel more trapped than trapping." --
The red and the green by Iris Murdoch( Book )

144 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Easter Rebellion looms, tension mounts in the rain-soaked streets of Dublin. Tension is also ratcheting up at home. Pat Dumay is a Catholic and an Irish patriot. His relentlessly pious mother pursues her own private war with his stepfather, a man sunk in religious speculation and drink. Meanwhile Pat's Protestant soldier cousin, Andrew Chase-White, puzzles out his complex emotions about Ireland and the girl he loves. Weaving between them moves Millie Kinnard: fast, feminist, and only just respectable
A fairly honourable defeat by Iris Murdoch( Book )

118 editions published between 1923 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dark comedy of errors, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by Julius, a cynical intellectual who decides to demonstrate how easily loving couples, caring friends, and devoted siblings can betray their loyalties
The good apprentice by Iris Murdoch( Book )

73 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,238 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 )

87 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,176 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 )

63 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,157 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
An accidental man by Iris Murdoch( Book )

109 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austin Gibson Grey, an American living in London, blames fate when he is drafted during the Vietnam War
Bruno's dream by Iris Murdoch( Book )

98 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruno, dying, obsessed with spiders and preoccupied with death and reconciliation, lies at the centre of an intricate spider's web of relationships and passions. Including creepy Nigel the nurse and his besotted twin Will, fighter of duels
The sacred and profane love machine by Iris Murdoch( Book )

101 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of different loves; and of how a man may need two women in such a way that he can be happy with neither. Sacred and profane love are related opposites; the one enjoyed renders the other necessary, so that the ever unsatisfied heart swings constantly to and fro
The Italian girl : a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

146 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mordant tale of tangled sexual relationships
The sandcastle : a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

272 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 a different dream of life. A complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art and political ambition. Mor's teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself enchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a 'great love' be purchased at too high a price?
The unicorn; a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

135 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,022 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
A word child by Iris Murdoch( Book )

96 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,950 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
The philosopher's pupil by Iris Murdoch( Book )

73 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,946 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
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The sea, the sea
Under the net, a novelA severed head, a novelThe black princeThe bell : a novelSartre, romantic rationalistThe nice and the goodThe red and the greenA fairly honourable defeat
Alternative Names
Airisa Mērdoka

Airisa Miordocha

Ayris Mördok

Barley, Iris

Barley, Iris‏ 1919-1999

Bayley A.

Bayley A. 1919-1999

Bayley, Iris.

Bayley, Iris 1919-1999

Bayley, John O., Mrs.

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE 1919-1999

Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch‏ 1919-1999

Iris Murdoch anglo-irische Schriftstellerin und Philosophin

Iris Murdoch anglo-irlandzka pisarka i filozofka

Iris Murdoch auctor Anglica

Iris Murdoch British writer and philosopher

Iris Murdoch brittisk författare och filosof

Iris Murdoch dichteres uit Ierland (1919-1999)

Iris Murdoch écrivaine britannique

Iris Murdoch escriptora i assagista

Iris Murdoch escritora e filósofa irlandesa

Iris Murdoch escritora y ensayista

Iris Murdoch irlantilainen kirjailija ja filosofi

Iris Murdoch scrittrice inglese

Iris Murdochová

Iris Murdochová britská prozaička a filozofka irského původu

Mardūḵ, Āyrīs 1919-1999

Mėrdok, Aĭris

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Murdoch A.

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Murdokh, Airis

Murdūḵ, Īrīs 1919-1999

Айрис Мёрдок

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Айрыс Мёрдак

Айріс Мердок

Ајрис Мердок

Ајрис Мердок 1919-1999

Бейли А

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Мердок А

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Мёрдок, Айрис

Мердок, Айрис 1919-1999

Мердок Д. А

Мердок Д. А. 1919-1999

Мердок Д. Д. А

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Мэрдок А

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Мэрдок Айрис

Мѕрдок, Айрис

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אייריס מרדוק

אייריס מרדוק סופרת אירית

מורדוך, אייריס

מורדוך, איריס 1919-1999

מרדוק, אייריס

מרדוק, אייריס 1919-1999

מרדוק, איריס 1919-1999

أيريس مردوك

آيريس مردوك كاتبة إنجليزية

آیریس مرداک

آیریس مرداک نویسنده، شاعر، و فیلسوف ایرلندی

आयरिस मर्डोक

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머덕 1919-1999

머덕, 아이리스 1919-1999

머도크, 아이리스 1919-1999

머독, 아이리스 1919-1999

머어덕 아이리스 1919-1999

아이리스 머독

아이리스 머독 1919-1999


マードック, アイリス

マードック, アイリス‏ 1919-1999


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