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Severed Head

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ISBN-10: 0140020039

ISBN-13: 9780140020038

Edition: 1961

Authors: Iris Murdoch

List price: $16.00
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A novel about the frightfulness and ruthlessness of being in loveMartin Lynch-Gibson 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 reeducation. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendor at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, “this is nothing to do with happiness.”A Severed Headwas adapted for a successful stage production in 1963 and was later made into a film starring Claire Bloom, Lee Remick, Richard Attenborough, and Ian Holm.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1961
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/18/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.13" wide x 7.70" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Iris Murdoch was one of the twentieth century's most prominent novelists, winner of the Booker Prize for The Sea. She died in 1999.