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The Sea, the Sea (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

The Sea, the Sea (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author: Iris Murdoch
ISBN 13: 9780141186160
ISBN 10: 14118616
Edition: 1
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $18.00

The sea: turbulent and leaden, transparent and opaque, magician and mother... When Charles Arrowby, over sixty, a demi god of the theatre — director, playwright and actor — retires from his glittering London world in order to 'abjure magic and become a hermit', it is to the sea that he turns. He hopes at least to escape from 'the woman' — but unexpectedly meets one whom he loved long ago. His buddhist cousin, James, also arrives. he is menaced by a monster from the deep. Charles finds his 'solitude' peopled by the drama of his own fantasies and obsessions.

Francis King

Such richness of imagination and such grandeur of intellect. -- The Spectator