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The Sandcastle

By Murdoch, Iris




'Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century.' Peter Conradi, The GuardianThe 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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The Sandcastle

MURDOCH, Iris (1919-1999)

London: Chatto & Windus, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. First Impression of the author's uncommon third book. Publisher's forest green cloth, spine stamped in gilt; illustrated dust jacket, priced 15s, by Charles Mozley. About Fine (dust-soiled top edge, spine tips lightly bumped); about Fine jacket (spine panel mildly toned). 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 headmaster's portrait. "Visual art was of great importance to Murdoch and is a dominant strand in the novels, as well as being an idiosyncratic element in her moral philosophy. (Murdoch sees the creation of, and attention to, good art as a moral issue.) She thought that she might have been an art historian or a painter had it not been for the war, and her novels frequently feature painters as major characters, as, for example, in The Sandcastle." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.

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$765.00

The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

London - Chatto and Windus, 1957 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce uncorrected proof copy of Iris Murdoch's The Sandcastle. First edition. The Sandcastle is the story of a middle-aged schoolmaster (Bill Mor) with political ambitions who meets a young painter (Rain Carter), come to paint a former school headmaster's portrait. Condition: Bound in paper wraps with handwritten titling to the spine. Externally, some bumping, with repairs to the rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean though with the odd handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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$418.37

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Viking Adult. Hardcover. 0670617148 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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$377.95

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Viking Adult. Hardcover. 0670617148 New Condition. . New.

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$377.95

The Sandcastle

Murdoch Iris

London: Chatto & Windus. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0701109793 . First UK Edition of the author's quite scarce third book. Clean Green Boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the first issue pictorial dust jacket (priced at 15s - NOT price clipped) designed by Charles Mozley, which is overall VG but with some small edge chips, with a little shelfwear/dusty spotting and a few small closed tears (internally repaired with archive tape) but 99.5% complete - just a tiny loss to the very tip of the front corner which is hardly noticable, otherwise a very clean dustjacket which is now protected in a clear book plastic cover and looks great. Slightly dusty top edge. Internally a little very light offsetting/foxing to the front and rear free endpapers, o/w near Fine. No Inscriptions or Marks. 318 pp. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy of a book now difficult to find in a VG state with a d/j. Images available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$215.72

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The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

London: Chatto & Windus. Very Good+ in Good dj. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. [minor shelfwear to bottom edge, light age-toning to edges of text block, spine very slightly turned, lower rear corner bumped; jacket edgeworn, very slightly darkened at spine, with various tiny nicks and small tears, a bit of paper loss at several corners, missing about 1/4-inch at top of spine (barely affecting "The" in title)]. Murdoch's third novel, about an affair between a married, middle-aged schoolmaster and a young artist. .

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$175.00

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THE SANDCASTLE

MURDOCH. IRIS

Chatto & Windus. London. 1957. FIRST EDITION. A very good copy with a few spots to both sets of endpapers and the first few pages. Original illustrated dustwrapper with some minor chipping to the top of the spine which also suffers from a slight amount of darkening.

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$163.43

THE SANDCASTLE

MURDOCH, IRIS

LONDON, ENGLAND: CHATTO & WINDUS, 1957. small chips to an unclipped dj. owner's bookplate to front paste-down. author's third novel. jacket design by charles mozley.. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. GOOD ONLY/VG.

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$149.00

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Viking Adult. Hardcover. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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$127.05

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The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Penguin Books. Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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$105.39

Bankers & Pashas International Finance and Economic Imperialism in Egypt

Landes, David S.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press , 1979. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. One small bump to each spine end. Very decent copy. B42

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$50.00

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The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

PENGUIN GROUP, 1978. Paperback. New. respectable, married schoolmaster faces a scandal when he falls in love with a young painterSKU: MM-00442036; EAN: 9780140014747

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$49.90

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

London: Chatto & Windus 1957, 1st Edition. () 318pp. Near fine. Octavo with green cloth boards and gilt lettering on spine. A bit of writing in ink on front endpaper. Spine has a bit of sun fading, otherwise a clean copy with no dust jacket. A novel that follows Bill Mor, a middle-aged schoolmaster, and Rain Carter, a young artist, as they meet and begin an affair..

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$40.00

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

London: Chatto and Windus, 1957. Boards have some light wear, sprung and cocked, crease to spine. From the boots booklovers library. PP very clean and tidy. First Edition. Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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$26.15

The Sand-Castle

Murdoch, Iris

London: The Reprint Society, 1959. Smaller, sturdy book, vellume colored spine, shiny dark red boards, very bright gilt lettering and maroon background on spine, 286 pages. DJ pink background with black and white lettering, ads for Doctor Zhivago on back. DJ has light surface wear to bookfold edges and four spine edges, tiny tear at spine bottom light and right edge, light crease near bottom back. Near Very Good DJ/Very Fine book.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Very Good.

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$22.00

The Sandcastle

Murdoch,Iris

London: Chatto & Windus, 1957. This is a Very Good - Copy of this book in Publisher's green coloured cloth with gilt title lettering to spine which along with the cloth on the spine has dulled and sunned.No Dust-Jacket.This copy has no inscriptions present.Their is a little spotting to endpapers and to the fore-edge of the book.The Author's 3rd novel and an uncommon title,8vo 318pp First Edition 1st Impression Size: 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/No Jacket.

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$22.23

The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

The Reprint Society. Used - Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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$20.24

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

London: Penguin. Paperback. In association with Chatto and Windus. . Fine. 1960. First Edition.

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$20.00

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The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. 0140014748 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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$17.85

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The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. 0140014748 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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$16.78