The Bell

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"A distinguished novelist of a rare kind." – Kingsley Amis

A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an order of sequestered nuns. A new bell is being installed when suddenly the old bell, a legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. And then things begin to change. Meanwhile the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercises discreet authority. And everyone, or almost everyone, hopes to be saved, whatever that may mean. Originally published in 1958, this funny, sad, and moving novel is about religion, sex, and the fight between good and evil.

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Iris Murdoch (eng.

Jean Iris Murdoch ) July 15, 1919, Dublin - February 8, 1999, Oxford. English writer and philosopher. She was born into an Anglo-Irish family. She studied classical philology at Oxford University (1938-1942) and philosophy - at Cambridge (1947-1948). She taught philosophy at Oxford. In the same place in 1956 she married John Bailey, professor of English literature, writer and art critic, with whom she lived for about 40 years. Murdoch has written 26 novels and is the author of philosophical and dramatic works. In 1987 she was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 1995, Iris Murdoch wrote her last novel, Jackson`s Dilemma. The last years of her life, the writer struggled with Alzheimer`s disease. Iris Murdoch is widely recognized as one of the best novelists of the 20th century. In 2001, the film "Iris" was made about the life of the writer, where the role of Iris was played by Kate Winslet and Judy Dench. Both actresses were nominated for an Oscar for their roles.

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Iris Murdoch (eng. Jean Iris Murdoch ) July 15, 1919, Dublin - February 8, 1999, Oxford. English writer and philosopher. She was born into an Anglo-Irish family. She studied classical philology at Oxford University (1938-1942) and philosophy - at Cambridge (1947-1948). She taught philosophy at Oxford. In the same place in 1956 she married John Bailey, professor of English literature, writer and art critic, with whom she lived for about 40 years. Murdoch has written 26 novels and is the author of philosophical and dramatic works. In 1987 she was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 1995, Iris Murdoch wrote her last novel, Jackson`s Dilemma. The last years of her life, the writer struggled with Alzheimer`s disease. Iris Murdoch is widely recognized as one of the best novelists of the 20th century. In 2001, the film "Iris" was made about the life of the writer, where the role of Iris was played by Kate Winslet and Judy Dench. Both actresses were nominated for an Oscar for their roles.