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A Severed Head by  Iris Murdoch - 1st - 1961 - from Inklings & Yarnspinners (SKU: IYC90377)

A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

by Murdoch, Iris

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  • hardcover
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Very good, 1st edition, no d/j, blue boards clean (spine a little creased), gilt spine titling bright, text block firm and pages
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1961. 1st. hardback. Very good, 1st edition, no d/j, blue boards clean (spine a little creased), gilt spine titling bright, text block firm and pages unmarked. Very light foxing on endpapers and grubbiness on edges.. 12mo (190 x 130 / 7_"" x 5""). Martin believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. How will he survive it?

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Inklings & Yarnspinners GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
IYC90377
Title
A Severed Head
Author
Murdoch, Iris
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used - Very good, 1st edition, no d/j, blue boards clean (spine a little creased), gilt spine titling bright, text block firm and pages
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1961
Pages
252
Keywords
1st, fiction, Murdoch
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.36 g
Size
12mo (190 x 130 / 7_\"\" x 5\"\")

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12mo
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text block
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