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The Bell (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

The Bell (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author: Iris Murdoch
ISBN 13: 9780141186696
ISBN 10: 141186690
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2001-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $16.00

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 disasterous homosexual relations, while the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercies 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.