The Sea The Sea

Author by : Iris Murdoch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSON ‘I saw a monster rising from the waves.' Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in – along with more recent lovers and friends – to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be. Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1978.


The Lure Of The Sea

Author by : Alain Corbin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Corbin argues that with few exceptions people living before the eighteenth century knew nothing of the attractions of the coast, the visual delight of the sea, the desire to brave the force of the waves or to feel the coolness of sand against the skin. The image of the ocean in the popular consciousness was coloured by Biblical and mythical recollections of sea monsters, voracious whales, and catastrophic floods. It was perceived as sinister and unchanging, a dark, unfathomable force inspiring horror rather than attraction. These associations of catastrophe and fear in the minds of Europeans intensified the repulsion they felt towards deserted and dismal shores.


The Sea The Sea

Author by : Xenophon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Classics
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Total Read : 51
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Description : Only one man can lead the Greek army home . . . Trying to help a prince overthrow the king of Persia, the Greek army have been betrayed. Now the surviving soldiers are trapped in a hostile country as unforgiving enemies attack from all sides. Enter Xenophon, a tough and brilliant leader. He must guide the retreating Greeks across the treacherous mountains and rivers that stand in their way. But can he lead them to freedom - and to the great sea that will take them home?


All The Men In The Sea

Author by : Michael Krieger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Total Read : 46
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Description : Recounts the daring 1995 rescue of 245 workers washed into the ocean from Derrick Lay Barge 269 by Hurricane Roxanne, offering tribute to the crews of three tugboats who saved them. Reprint.


A Severed Head The Black Prince The Sea The Sea

Author by : Iris Murdoch
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 16
Total Download : 420
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Harvesting The Sea

Author by : Annalisa Marzano
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Total Read : 68
Total Download : 630
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Description : Marzano explores the exploitation of marine resources in the Roman world and its role within the economy. Bringing together literary, epigraphic, archaeological, and legal sources, she shows that these marine resources were an important feature of the Roman economy and paralleled phenomena taking place in the Roman agricultural economy on land.


Severed Head The Sea The Sea

Author by : Iris Murdoch
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 33
Total Download : 580
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Description : First published in 1961, The Severed Head is regarded is one of Iris Murdochâe(tm)s most entertaining works. A dark and ferocious comic masterpiece, the novel traces the turbulent emotional journey of Martin Lynch-Gibbon, a smug, well-to-do London wine merchant and unfaithful husband, whose life is turned inside out when his wife leaves him for her psychoanalyst. In The Sea, the Sea the landscape shifts to the seclusion of an isolated house on the edge of Englandâe(tm)s North Sea, where Charles Arrowby, a big name in Londonâe(tm)s glittering theatrical world, has retired to write his memoirs. Arrowbyâe(tm)s plans begin to unravel when he meets his first love and becomes haunted by the idea of rekindling his adolescent passion. The Severed Head and Booker prize-winner The Sea, the Sea are two of Iris Murdochâe(tm)s most accomplished novels, displaying all her talent for combining profundity with playful creativity. Both tragic and comic, brooding and hilarious, they brilliantly reveal how much our lives are governed by the lies we tell ourselves as well as our all-consuming desire for love, significance and, ultimately, redemption.


The Sea The Sea

Author by : Peter Jay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Anvil PressPoetry Limited
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Total Read : 68
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Description : A discerning and entertaining anthology for all those fascinated by the sea, marking the 200th anniversary of the legendary Battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Lord Nelson's death. The sea occupies four-fifths of the earth's surface and, from time immemorial,


Down To The Sea

Author by : Joseph E. Garland
Languange : en
Publisher by : David R. Godine Publisher
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Total Read : 9
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Description : The story of the swift but perilous Gloucester schooners and of the men who built, sailed, raced and fished them.


In The Heart Of The Sea

Author by : Nathaniel Philbrick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Group USA
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Total Read : 12
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Description : Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex—which inspired Melville's classic Moby Dick—and its doomed crew's 90-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats, in a book that is the basis of the forthcoming film directed by Ron Howard. Reissue.