The Sandcastle: Book by Iris Murdoch

The Sandcastle

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ISBN: 9780099433583    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 336        Language: English
The quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes...Read more
The quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes aware of new desires. A complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art and political ambition. Mor's teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself enchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a 'great love' be purchased at too high a price?
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About the author: Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was one of the most influential British writers of the twentieth century. She was awarded the 1978 Booker Prize for The Sea, The Sea,... Read more
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was one of the most influential British writers of the twentieth century. She was awarded the 1978 Booker Prize for The Sea, The Sea, won the Royal Society Literary Award in 1987, and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1987 by Queen Elizabeth. Her final years were clouded by a long struggle with Alzheimer's before her passing in 1999.
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Review:
Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour" The Times "Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century" Guardian "Of the...Read more
Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour" The Times "Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century" Guardian "Of the novelists who have made their bow since the war she seems to me to be the most remarkable" -- Raymond Mortimer
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