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Murdoch, Iris

Works: 890 works in 4,890 publications in 26 languages and 114,709 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Domestic fiction  Biography  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Erotic stories 
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 )

154 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 14 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 )

199 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,963 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
Under the net by Iris Murdoch( Book )

230 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,855 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 black prince by Iris Murdoch( Book )

98 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,752 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
The bell, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

223 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,593 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 )

104 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

119 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,418 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 good apprentice by Iris Murdoch( Book )

55 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,414 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
Sartre, romantic rationalist by Iris Murdoch( Book )

117 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fairly honourable defeat by Iris Murdoch( Book )

78 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,354 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 book and the brotherhood by Iris Murdoch( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,329 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
Nuns and soldiers by Iris Murdoch( Book )

65 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,274 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 unicorn; a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

136 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,162 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
Jackson's dilemma by Iris Murdoch( Book )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,158 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 sacred and profane love machine by Iris Murdoch( Book )

72 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,119 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
An accidental man by Iris Murdoch( Book )

86 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,118 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 )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,092 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
Bruno's dream by Iris Murdoch( Book )

64 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,087 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
A word child by Iris Murdoch( Book )

81 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant but deeply flawed man struggles to earn absolution Hilary Burde was a rising star in academia until a tragic accident plunged him and his mentor and rival, Gunnar Jopling, into two decades of depression and guilt. Hilary, unable to overcome his pain, abandoned his promising career for an unfulfilling job as a civil servant. But at age forty-one, Hilary crosses paths again with Gunnar'initiating a series of events that will change their lives forever. Set against a richly drawn backdrop of post-war London, A Word Child is a gripping story of passion and the redemptive power of love
The philosopher's pupil by Iris Murdoch( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,020 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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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.19 for Iris ... to 0.50 for Picturing ...)

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Alternative Names
Barley, Iris

Bayley, Iris.

Bayley, Iris 1919-1999

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

Мердок, А.

Мердок, Айрис

Мердок, Айрис 1919-1999

מורדוך, אייריס

מורדוך, איריס 1919-1999

מרדוק, אייריס

מרדוק, אייריס 1919-1999

מרדוק, איריס 1919-1999

マードック, アイリス

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A severed head, a novelUnder the netThe black princeThe bell, a novelThe red and the greenThe nice and the goodThe good apprenticeSartre, romantic rationalist