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A Severed Head : Vintage Classics - Murdoch, Iris

A Severed Head

Vintage Classics

Paperback Published: 3rd August 2001
ISBN: 9780099285366
Number Of Pages: 224

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Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, 'this is nothing to do with happiness.

About the Author

Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne's college. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999.

"This is a comedy with that touch of ferocity about it which makes for excitement" -- Elizabeth Jane Howard "Of all the novelists that have made their bow since the war she seems to me to be the most remarkable...behind her books one feels a power of intellect quite exceptional in a novelist" * Sunday Times * "Immensely readable...Miss Murdoch is blessedly clever without any of the aridity which, for some reason, that word is supposed to imply" -- Philip Toynbee

ISBN: 9780099285366
ISBN-10: 0099285363
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd August 2001
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

Iris Murdoch


About the Author


Irish-born British writer, university lecturer and prolific and highly professional novelist, Iris Murdoch dealt with everyday ethical or moral issues, sometimes in the light of myths. As a writer, she was a perfectionist who did not allow editors to change her text. Murdoch produced 26 novels in 40 years, the last written while she was suffering from Alzheimer disease.

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