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The Sandcastle by Iris Murdoch - Penguin, 1964


Title: The Sandcastle
Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1964
Format: Softcover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some signs of wear with rips to sides of spine, creases, pencil markings on endpapers and tanned pages.

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Reader's note

A 1964 edition of The Sandcastle by Iris Murdoch! A middle-aged, married schoolmaster falls violently in love with a young woman artist who has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the school's headmaster, and the situation is complicated by his dominating yet pathetic wife. his two adolescent children, his political ambitions, and the girl's own vocation as an artist. The Sandcastle is at the same time an advanced study of passion and guilt, an essay in comic invention, and, as the tension mounts, an awesome and sometimes unbearable suspense story.