The Sea, The Sea (Vintage Classics Murdoch Series) : A BBC Between the Covers Big Jubilee Read Pick



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Author: Murdoch, Iris, Johnson, Daisy

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 4 July 2019 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Vintage Classics Murdoch Series' series.

Paperback | 608 pages
130 x 176 x 41 | 434g

''I saw a monster rising from the waves.'**A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BIG JUBILEE READ PICK****Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1978**Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in - along with more recent lovers and friends - to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSONVINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.