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The Sea, the Sea : Booker Prize Winner (Paperback)

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    The Sea, the Sea : Booker Prize Winner (Paperback)


    Winner of the prestigious Booker Prize--a tale of the strange obsessions that haunt a playwright as he composes his memoirs Charles Arrowby, leading light of England'\u2019s theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea.

    He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years.

    None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors-\u201csome real, some spectral-\u201cthat disrupt his world and shake his oversized ego to its very core.

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    from michaelbartley

    a very interesting novel. ms. murdoch explores the dark side of love(?) and relationships. the main character in the name of saving his first love, from what he believes is a terrrible marriage is ...


    from amerynth

    Iris Murdoch's "The Sea, The Sea" is the tale of Charles Arrowby, a narcissistic actor/director who retires to Shruff End, a gloomy seaside home to write his memoirs. His peace and quiet is quickly...


    from TheAmpersand

    There are some people who get frustrated when they see characters make bad decisions. People who scream "don't do that!" in the theater when they realize that the brunette in a horror movie has dec...


    from lauralkeet

    Charles Arrowby is a London theatre director who has recently retired to a seaside cottage in the south of England. He plans to write his memoirs, with particular focus on his lover-mentor, a woman...


    from k6gst

    The morning I finished this book I opened the newspaper to see an appreciation of Murdoch generally and this book specifically by Dwight Garner on the occasion of the centennial of her birth. “[H]e...

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