The Sea, The Sea

The Sea, The Sea

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/07/1999
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The Sea, The Sea
One of my favourite books ever
This is the first Iris Murdoch book I read, and it's still my favourite. On the brink of a late mid-life crisis, Charles Arrowby, a renowned theatre direct... READ MORE
Amy Pirt at Thanet


Winner of the Booker Prize 1978

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.

With an introduction by John Burnside.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099284093
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 383g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm

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