The Sea, The Sea (Google eBook)

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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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Iris Murdoch is jutifiably notable as a skilled and illuminating author. However, this is quite possibly the most tediously unimaginative novel I have ever read. I cannot say more (or less) without losing my cool at just how epically dull a story Murdoch contrived with this pitiful offering! Read full review

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Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She is the author of 26 novels and several works of philosophy. She died in 1999.

Mary Kinzieis a poet and critic. She is professor of English and director of creative writing at Northwestern University, where she teaches poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry and the Folger Shakespeare Library's O. B. Hardison Poetry Award.

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