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A Severed Head by  Iris Murdoch - Paperback - First British Paperback Printing - 1963 - from Bookmarc Books (SKU: 017523)

A Severed Head

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A Severed Head

by Murdoch, Iris

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  • very good
  • paperback
  • First
Very Good/No Jacket
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London: Penguin Books, 1963. The authors's fifth novel, this copy is in very solid condition. Interiors are lightly tanned and unmarked. Soft covers show a modicum of shelfwear and age-toning. Mild creasing to the spine. A nice solid copy. First British Paperback Printing. Vintage Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Charles Raymond - Cover Design . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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
Murdoch, Iris
Charles Raymond - Cover Design
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
First British Paperback Printing
Penguin Books
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Date Published
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12mo - over 6�" - 7�" tall

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About Bookmarc Books

We are a small independent, carbon neutral bookroom located in Campbell River, BC. Open to the public by appointment, we specialize in Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Weird Fiction. Throw in some Occult options and we think we've got a nice assortment, but by all means have a look for yourself. Need more info or a scan, just let us know.If you are a local or are visiting the Campbell River area, you can always pick your book up in an agreed upon time, please. We also feature Free Local Delivery!


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [More]
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.

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