A designer Vintage Classics edition, published in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum. The cover for The Sea, the Sea has been designed by Zandra Rhodes
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Published: 01 March 2012
Genre: Classic fiction
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN BURNSIDEWhen 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.
There is no doubt in my mind that Iris Murdoch is one of the most important novelists now writing in English...The power of her imaginative vision, her intelligence and her awareness and revelation of human truth are quite remarkable
Dazzlingly entertaining and inventive
Funny and poignant and arguably Murdoch's finest hour
A fantastic feat of imagination as well as a marvellous sustained piece of writing
An enjoyable, thought-provoking and unforgettable novel
My favourite novel
One of the most ambitious tours de force in many years...There are pages one races through to see what happens.She is a virtuoso at description
Spying, kid-nap and much letter writing result in a curious tale that takes an unusual form
Adam Walters, Styleparla.com
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