The Sea, The Sea

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2001 - Fiction - 528 pages
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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 ego to its very core.

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

Just finished The Sea, The Sea this evening. It was extremely well written, which kept me interested, which is good because Murdoch obviously never intended to make her main protagonist likeable. Or ... Read full review

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User Review  - kingpellinor - LibraryThing

Finished Iris Murdoch's 'The Sea, The Sea' last night. Took too long, the first third of the novel is just too wordy without getting anywhere, and then when events do happen they're not ony ... Read full review

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