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The Sea, the Sea

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The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
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Mar 01, 2001 | 528 Pages
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Praise

Winner of the Booker Prize 

“Sublime [and] profound . . . She takes great care to imbue the house, the sea, the surroundings—everything—with depth and significance . . . exhilarating.” —Sam Jordison, The Guardian, “Booker club”

“This comedy is lit with the aplomb of true comedy’s calm understanding of moral obliquity . . . There is the genuine weight of obsession in Arrowby’s narrative, but also the mere weight of iteration and ingenuity.” —Martin Greenberg, The New York Times Book Review 

“Murdoch’s subtly, blackly humorous digs at human vanity and self-delusion periodically build into waves of hilarity, and Arrowby is a brilliant creation: a deeply textured, intriguing yet unreliable narrator, and one of the finest character studies of the 20th century.” —Sophia Martelli, The Guardian

“The author renders her immorality play with painstaking attention to atmosphere: the changing hues of the waves, the slippery amber rocks, the strangely damp house are all made palpable. The old scandals are shrewdly reexamined, and Murdoch’s style is as saline as the sea below.” —Time

Awards

Man Booker Prize for Fiction WINNER

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