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    The Bell (Vintage Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Iris Murdoch, Introduction by A. S. Byatt

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    DescriptionWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY A. S. BYATT. Dora Greenfield, erring wife, returns to live with her husband in a a lay community encamped outside Imber Abbey, home to a mysterious enclosed order of nuns. Watched over by its devout director and the discreet authority of the wise old Abbess, Imber Court is a haven for lost souls seeking tranquility. But then the lost Abbey bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered, and hidden truths and desires are forced into the light.


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    Title
    The Bell
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Iris Murdoch, Introduction by A. S. Byatt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099470489
    ISBN 10: 0099470489
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC classification: PR6063.U7
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition
    9000
    Edition statement
    New edition.
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne's college. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999.
    Review quote
    "Her novels evoked beautifully the atmosphere of the country gardens (The Bell, 1958) or the mysterious London streets (The Time of the Angels, 1968) in which they were set, with their characters engaged in intriguing love relationships, from the totally innocent to the wholly weird." The Times "Iris Murdoch really knows how to write, can tell a story, delineate a character, catch an atmosphere with deadly accuracy" -- John Betjeman "Of all the novelists that have made their bow since the war she seems to me to be the most remarkable-behind her books one feels a power of intellect quite exceptional in a novelist" Sunday Times "A distinguished novelist of a rare kind" -- Kingsley Amis "A tragi-comic masterpiece... A magnificent novel" -- Susan Hill The Lady