Top list




Products   » English Books » Novel » Product

The Bell by Iris Murdoch

The Bell by Iris Murdoch

The Bell

The Bell by Iris Murdoch

Title:

The Bell

Subtitle:

Her wise, witty and compulsive novel

Author:

Iris Murdoch

ISBN 10:

0-14-001688-0

ISBN 13:

9780140016888

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin Books

Genre/Subject:

Novel

Place of publication:

UK

Year Published:

1985

Binding:

Pocket

Number of Pages:

316

Dimensions (mm):

110 x 181 x 18 mm

Shipping Weight (g):

200 g

Price (SEK):

50 SEK

Description:

A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an enclosed order of nuns. A new bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. Dora Greenfield, erring wife, returns to her husband. Michael Mead, leader of the community, is confronted by Nick Fawley, with whom he had disastrous homosexual relations, while the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercises discreet authority. And everyone, or almost everyone, hopes to be saved, whatever that may mean...Iris Murdoch's funny and sad novel is about religion, the fight between good and evil, and the terrible accidents of human frailty.

About the Author:

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch

Irish-born British writer, university lecturer and prolific and highly professional novelist, Iris Murdoch dealt with everyday ethical or moral issues, sometimes in the light of myths. As a writer, she was a perfectionist who did not allow editors to change her text. Murdoch produced 26 novels in 40 years, the last written while she was suffering from Alzheimer disease.

"She wanted, through her novels, to reach all possible readers, in different ways and by different means: by the excitement of her story, its pace and its comedy, through its ideas and its philosophical implications, through the numinous atmosphere of her own original and created world--the world she must have glimpsed as she considered and planned her first steps in the art of fiction." (John Bayley in Elegy for Iris, 1998)

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was one of the most influential British writers of the twentieth century. She was awarded the 1978 Booker Prize for The Sea, The Sea, won the Royal Society Literary Award in 1987, and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1987 by Queen Elizabeth. Her final years were clouded by a long struggle with Alzheimer's before her passing in 1999.

Pertinent URL:

http://www.biography.com/people/iris-murdoch-9418425

http://www.kritike.org/journal/issue_3/masong_june2008.pdf

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Mezerah:

e-mail:          mezerah.eshop@gmail.com

Skaype ID:    mezerah.eshop



Iris Murdoch
Partno: Description: Price: Qty:
11030034 The Bell by Iris Murdoch 54,00 SEK/st

Back

right