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  • Published: 1 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099452225
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $12.99

Iris Murdoch

The Essential Guide


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Includes in-depth interview

The Black Prince, The Sea, The Sea, The BellIn Vintage Living Texts, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Iris Murdoch. Vintage Living Texts is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Iris Murdoch, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. This guide deals with Murdoch's themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Also included in this guide are detailed reading plans for all three novels, questions for essays and discussion, contextual material, suggested texts for complementary and comparative reading, extracts from reviews, a critical overview, a biography, bibliography and a glossary of literary terms.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099452225
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Authors

Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds is a writer, academic, critic and broadcaster: her previous books include The Penguin Book of Lesbian Stories, Erotica and Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology and a series of study guides on contemporary writers, The Vintage Living Texts.

Jonathan Noakes

The Series Editors of Vintage Living Texts have, between them, more than thirty years teaching experience at senior school and undergraduate level. Their association with Vintage - and with the Vintage authors - guarantees a series that is lively and informative and fun.


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