The Sea, the Sea

Iris Murdoch; John Burnside (Introduction by)

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The Booker Prize-winning masterpiece from one of the twentieth century's most important and entertaining writers.

Iris Murdoch's extraordinary exploration of human nature shines with intricate detail.


When Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering career in the London theatre, he buys a remote house on the rocks by the sea. He hopes to escape from his tumultuous love affairs but unexpectedly bumps into his childhood sweetheart and sets his heart on destroying her marriage. His equilibrium is further disturbed when his friends all decide to come and keep him company and Charles finds his seaside idyll severely threatened by his obsessions.

ISBN: 9780099284093
Publication Date: 28-Jul-1999
Publisher: Penguin Random House