The Sea, the Sea

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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...

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Overview

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.

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Francis King
Such richness of imagination and such grandeur of intellect. -- The Spectator
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141186160
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 425,685
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne’s college. One of this century’s finest and most influential novelists, and a distinguished philosopher, she was published by Chatto from her first novel, Under the Net in 1954 to her last, Jackson’s Dilemma in 1995. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year’s Honours List. She died in February 1999.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

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    Surprisingly Good!

    The story starts out a little slow. its written as a sort of diary\memoir. Things pick up after the first fifty pages or so. The characters are fun and full of life, I laughed out loud many times. I had to read this for a class but it is definitely going in my permanent collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    Unforgettable

    This book has a slow but beautiful pace and the story has stayed with me for over 10 years - I find the author's art to be incomparable and I would strongly recommend this book.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    was very good.

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