A Severed Head

by Murdoch, Iris

A Severed Head is a satirical, sometimes farcical 1961 novel by Iris Murdoch. Primary themes include marriage, adultery, and incest within a group of civilized and educated people. Set in and around London, it depicts a power struggle between grown-up middle class people who are lucky to be free of real problems. A Severed Head was a harbinger of the Sexual Revolution that was to hit Britain in the 1960s and '70s.

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A Severed Head.

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1961
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SEVERED HEAD

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1961
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by Murdoch, Iris.

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A Severed Head

by Murdoch, Iris

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A Severed Head

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1961. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8" by 5.5". None . A lovely first impression of this satirical novel by Iris Murdoch, complete with its unclipped dust wrapper. The first edition, first impression of this work. A satirical and often farcical novel by popular author and philosopher Iris Murdoch. Characteristic of the… Read more
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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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1961
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New York: The Viking Press , 1961. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed. 8.5" by 5.5". None. First U.S edition of Iris Murdoch's compelling satirical novel 'A Severed Head' First thus, First U.S Edition. This satirical novel by Iris Murdoch follows the protagonist Martin Lynch-Gibbon through adultery, divorce and failed love affairs.… Read more
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A Severed Head

by Iris Murdoch

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A Severed Head

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1961
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A SEVERED HEAD.

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1976
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1976
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1976
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A Severed Head

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1961
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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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1961
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Severed Head.

by MURDOCH, Iris.

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1961
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A Severed Head

by Murdoch, Iris

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A Severed Head

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1961
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A Severed Head

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1961
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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

by Iris Murdoch

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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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1961
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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

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1976-11-18
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A Severed Head (Acting Edition)

by Iris Murdoch

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A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

by Murdoch, Iris

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1961
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Chatto & Windus 1961, second impression,. /Dust Jacket Included. 1961. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, 252pp, edges browning, text clean and sound, no inscriptions, Very Good / Good dustwrapper; wrapper browning, slightly frayed at corners and spine ends .
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A Severed Head

by Murdoch, Iris

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1961
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1961. 252pp. Slight wear to spine ends of dust jacket. Photos on requjest.. 4th Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A Severed Head, a Novel

by Murdoch, Iris

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1961-01-01
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