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Murdoch, Iris

Overview
Works: 1,046 works in 5,786 publications in 25 languages and 120,253 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Erotic fiction  Biography  Drama  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Actor, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 823.914
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The sea, the sea by Iris Murdoch( Book )

181 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,245 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, and to amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out. 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
A severed head, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

186 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,814 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 )

118 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 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
The bell, a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

253 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eccentric members of an Anglican lay community strive for Utopian ideals in this tragi-comedy of misapplied love
The nice and the good by Iris Murdoch( Book )

147 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,433 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." --Cover
Sartre, romantic rationalist by Iris Murdoch( Book )

133 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,375 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 red and the green by Iris Murdoch( Book )

130 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

66 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,309 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 )

97 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,290 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
Nuns and soldiers by Iris Murdoch( Book )

77 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,201 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 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,186 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
The unicorn; a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

149 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,103 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 )

114 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 2,086 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 )

88 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,037 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
An accidental man by Iris Murdoch( Book )

97 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,024 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 )

50 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,989 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 sandcastle : a novel by Iris Murdoch( Book )

251 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 1,954 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
A word child by Iris Murdoch( Book )

107 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,909 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
Iris Murdoch, a writer at war : the letters and diaries of Iris Murdoch: 1939-1945 by Iris Murdoch( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris Murdoch, work for the spirit by Elizabeth Dipple( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sea, the sea
Alternative Names
Airisa Mērdoka

Airisa Miordocha

Ayris Mördok

Barley, Iris

Bayley A.

Bayley A. 1919-1999

Bayley, Iris.

Bayley, Iris 1919-1999

Bayley, John O., Mrs.

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 escriptora i assagista

Iris Murdoch escritora y ensayista

Iris Murdoch scrittrice inglese

Iris Murdochová

Mardūḵ, Āyrīs 1919-1999

Mėrdok, Aĭris

Mèrdok, Ajris.

Mėrdok, Ajris 1919-1999

Mērdoka, Airisa 1919-1999

Murdoch A.

Murdoch A. 1919-1999

Murdoch Dame Iris

Murdoch Iris

Murdoch, Iris 1919-

Murdoch, Iris 1919-1999

Murdoch, Iris Jean.

Murdoch J. А

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

Бейли А. 1919-1999

Мердок А

Мердок А. 1919-1999

Мёрдок, Айрис

Мердок, Айрис 1919-1999

Мердок Д. А

Мердок Д. А. 1919-1999

Мердок Д. Д. А

Мердок Д. Д. А. 1919-1999

Мэрдок А

Мэрдок А. 1919-1999

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

آیریس مرداک

آیریس مرداک نویسنده، شاعر، و فیلسوف ایرلندی

आयरिस मर्डोक

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머덕, 아이리스 1919-1999

머도크, 아이리스 1919-1999

머독, 아이리스 1919-1999

머어덕 아이리스 1919-1999

아이리스 머독

アイリス・マードック

マードック, アイリス

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A severed head, a novelThe black princeThe bell, a novelThe nice and the goodSartre, romantic rationalistThe red and the greenThe good apprenticeA fairly honourable defeat