The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

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The Sea, the Sea is the 19th novel by Iris Murdoch. It won the Booker Prize in 1978. The Sea, the Sea is a tale of the strange obsessions that haunt a self-satisfied playwright and director as he begins to write his memoirs. Played out against a vividly rendered landscape and filled with allusions to myth and magic, Murdoch's novel exposes the jumble of motivations that drive her characters - the human vanity, jealousy, and lack of compassion behind the disguises they present to the world.

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The 357th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 61st on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 83rd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  3. - 98th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  4. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  5. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  6. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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