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The Sandcastle

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This edition was published in by Penguin (Non-Classics)

Written in English

320 pages

'Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century.' Peter Conradi, The GuardianThe quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes aware of new desires. A complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art and political ambition. Mor's teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself enchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a 'great love' be purchased at too high a price?

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The Sandcastle: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series
Jul 04, 2019, Vintage Classics
paperback
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The Sandcastle
2008, Random House Publishing Group
Electronic resource in English
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The Sandcastle -- RUSSIAN VERSION
2003,  
Hardcover in Russian / Русский язык
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Sandcastle
February 6, 2003, VINTAGE (RAND)
Paperback in English
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Sandcastle
February 6, 2003, VINTAGE (RAND)
in English
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El Castillo De Arena / The Sandcastle (Alianza Literaria)
June 30, 2002, Alianza (Buenos Aires, AR)
Paperback in Spanish / español - Translatio edition
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The sandcastle
1986, Penguin Books
in English
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The Sandcastle (The Collected Works of Iris Murdoch)
November 22, 1984, Vintage/Ebury (A Division of Random House Group)
Hardcover
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The sandcastle
1979, Triad
in English
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The Sandcastle
March 30, 1978, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
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The Sandcastle
March 30, 1978, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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The sandcastle.
1973, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The sandcastle.
1973, Warner
in English
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The sandcastle
1973, Penguin Books
in English
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The Sandcastle
1969, Chatto and Windus
Hardcover
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The sandcastle: a novel
1969, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The sandcastle: a novel
1964, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The sandcastle: a novel.
1960, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The sandcastle
1960, Penguin in association with Chatto and Windus
in English
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The sandcastle
1959, The Reprint Society
in English
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The sandcastle.
1959, Reprint Society
in English
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The sandcastle: a novel
1957, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The sandcastle: a novel
1957, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The sandcastle: a novel.
1957, Viking Press
in English
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The sandcastle
1957, Penguin
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The Sandcastle
January 1, 1957, Viking Adult
Hardcover
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The sandcastle
Publisher unknown
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Sandcastle
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El Castillo De Arena / The Sandcastle (Alianza Literaria)

First published in 1957



First Sentence

"'FIVE hundred guineas!' said Mor's wife."

Work Description

'Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century.' Peter Conradi, The GuardianThe quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes aware of new desires. A complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art and political ambition. Mor's teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself enchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a 'great love' be purchased at too high a price?

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Dewey 823/.914

The Sandcastle

This edition was published in by Penguin (Non-Classics)


First Sentence

"'FIVE hundred guineas!' said Mor's wife."

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7345803M
ISBN 10
0140014748
ISBN 13
9780140014747
Library Thing
306069
Goodreads
902856

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