The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

A successful and renowned London theatre director retires to a secluded house by the sea in an attempt to write his memoirs. His peaceful solitude is disrupted when he encounters his first love from decades ago and becomes obsessed with winning her back. As he spirals into self-delusion and madness, the narrative explores themes of love, obsession, and the subjective nature of reality.

The 287th greatest book of all time


Published
1978
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
500-550
Words
200,000
Original Language
English

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