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Description - The Sandcastle by Iris Murdoch

A sparklingly profound novel about the conflict between love and loyalty

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 complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art, and political ambition. Mor's teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself disenchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a "great love" be purchased at too high a price?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140014747
ISBN-10: 0140014748
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 127mm x 21mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-1978
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was born in Dublin and brought up in London. She studied philosophy at Cambridge and was a philosophy fellow at St. Anne's College for 20 years. She published her first novel in 1954 and was instantly recognized as a major talent. She went on to publish more than 26 novels, as well as works of philosophy, plays, and poetry.

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