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The Sandcastle

(1957)
A novel by

 
 
The quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes aware of new desires. A complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art and political ambition. Mor's teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself enchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a 'great love' be purchased at too high a price?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sandcastle (The collected works of Iris Murdoch)
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-7011-2830-5 / 978-0-7011-2830-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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May 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sandcastle (Books for Today S.)
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-7010-0373-1 / 978-0-7010-0373-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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December 1957 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sandcastle
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-7011-0979-3 / 978-0-7011-0979-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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January 1957 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sandcastle
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-670-61714-8 / 978-0-670-61714-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sandcastle: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 1-78487-517-1 / 978-1-78487-517-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sandcastle (Vintage classics)
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-09-943358-3 / 978-8129114358 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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March 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sandcastle
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-14-001474-8 / 978-0-14-001474-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sandcastle
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-586-04914-2 / 978-0-586-04914-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Sandcastle
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-446-76137-0 / 978-0-446-76137-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Paperback Library
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Audio Editions

December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sandcastle: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series
Author(s): Iris Murdoch, Bidisha SK Mamata - introduction
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Sandcastle: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series
Author(s): Iris Murdoch, Bidisha SK Mamata - introduction
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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December 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sandcastle: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series
Author(s): Iris Murdoch, Bidisha SK Mamata - introduction
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sandcastle: Vintage Classics Murdoch Series
Author(s): Iris Murdoch, Bidisha SK Mamata - introduction
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sandcastle (Vintage Classic Iris Murdoch Series)
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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March 1978 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sandcastle
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Penguin Books
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