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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 - First Edition with the rare wrap-around band

Iris Murdoch

Chatto and Windus, 1957 A near fine book with a bookseller’s ticket to the front pastedown. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips. With the rare wrap-around band with some browning to the spine panel and a little creasing to the rear.

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$493.24

The Sandcastle.

MURDOCH, IRIS.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1957. FIRST EDITION. A fine copy in dust jacket very slightly tanned at spine. With the scarce wraparound band. Lovely copy of the author's third novel.

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$450.00

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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$420.90

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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$217.02

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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

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

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The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

Penguin Books. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$100.69

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The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

Penguin Books. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$100.69

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The Sandcastle (Books for Today)

Murdoch, Iris

Hardback. Very Good.

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$74.64

The Sandcastle (Books for Today)

Murdoch, Iris

HarperCollins Distribution Services. New edition. Hardcover. Used; Good. 05/01/1969

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$74.51

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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. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. 318pp. 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. near fine A novel that follows Bill Mor, a middle-aged schoolmaster, and Rain Carter, a young artist, as they meet and begin an affair. 1957

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$30.00

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Sandcastle, The

Murdoch, Iris

New York: Viking. Bk: spine ends partially creased; lower back corner creased / DJ: spine color faded; some edge/fold-end wear ; Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pages .

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$30.00

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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. 1978-03-30. First Thus.

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$27.08

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The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Hardback. Good.

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$26.21

The Sandcastle - A Penguin Book I474

Murdoch, Iris

Penguin. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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$26.18

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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$26.31

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The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

Penguin Books, 1978-03-30. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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$23.08

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

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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$21.68