The Sandcastle: MURDOCH, Iris [Dame Jean], 1919-1999

The Sandcastle

MURDOCH, Iris [Dame Jean], 1919-1999

Published by Chatto & Windus, London, 1957
Condition: Fine- Hardcover
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First Impression of the author's uncommon third book. 8vo: 318,[2]pp. Publisher's forest green, cloth-effect paper-covered boards, spine stamped in gilt; illustrated dust jacket, priced 15s, by Charles Mozley. About Fine (dust-soiled top edge, spine tips lightly bumped); about Fine jacket (spine panel very mildly toned). Fletcher & Bove A0391. 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 headmaster's portrait. "Visual art was of great importance to Murdoch and is a dominant strand in the novels, as well as being an idiosyncratic element in her moral philosophy. (Murdoch sees the creation of, and attention to, good art as a moral issue.) She thought that she might have been an art historian or a painter had it not been for the war, and her novels frequently feature painters as major characters, as, for example, in The Sandcastle." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.Fletcher & Bove A0391. Bookseller Inventory # BB1569

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Title: The Sandcastle

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine-

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine-

Edition: First Edition.

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