The Bell by Iris Murdoch

"The Bell" is a novel that explores the dynamics of a lay religious community living next to an enclosed order of nuns in the English countryside. The story is centered around the arrival of a new bell for the abbey, the discovery of an old bell in the lake, and the interplay between the community's members, their individual struggles, and their shared faith. The book delves into themes of love, guilt, sexuality, and the search for personal redemption.

The 1056th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 348

Since this book was first published in 1958, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 348.0.

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