Iris Murdoch the saint and the artist by Peter J. Conradi

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  • Murdoch, Iris -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Women and literature -- England -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Didactic fiction, English -- History and criticism.

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StatementPeter J. Conradi.
LC ClassificationsPR6063.U7 Z63 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 304 p. ;
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2531376M
ISBN 100312436149
LC Control Number85012000

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