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Cover of: The bell | Iris Murdoch

"DORA GREENFIELD LEFT HER HUSBAND because she was afraid of him."

About the Book

A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an enclosed order of nuns. A new bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. Dora Greenfield, erring wife, returns to her husband. Michael Mead, leader of the community, is confronted by Nick Fawley, with whom he had disastrous homosexual relations, while the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercises discreet authority. And everyone, or almost everyone, hopes to be saved whatever that may mean...Iris Murdoch's funny and sad novel is about religion, the fight between good and evil and the terrible accidents of human frailty.

Classifications

Dewey 823/.914

37 editions First published in 1958

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Cover of: The Bell
The Bell
2009, Random House Group Limited
Electronic resource in English
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Bell
February 5, 2004, VINTAGE (RAND)
in English
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Bell
February 5, 2004, VINTAGE (RAND)
Paperback in English
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The bell
2001, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: THE BELL (VINTAGE CLASSICS)
THE BELL (VINTAGE CLASSICS)
1999, VINTAGE
in English
Cover of: THE BELL (VINTAGE CLASSICS)
THE BELL (VINTAGE CLASSICS)
1999, VINTAGE
Paperback in English
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The bell
1990, Longman
in English
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The Bell
January 6, 1987, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback in English
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The Bell
January 6, 1987, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
Cover of: THE BELL (COLLECTED EDITION)
THE BELL (COLLECTED EDITION)
1984, CHATTO AND WINDUS
Hardcover in English
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The bell
1982, Triad/Granada
in English
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The bell
1976, Triad/Panther
in English
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The Bell
January 1, 1975, Vintage/Ebury (A Division of Random House Group)
Hardcover
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The bell.
1973, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The bell
1971, Avon Books
in English - Bard ed.
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The bell
1971, Avon Books
in English - Bard ed.
Cover of: The bell
The bell: a novel
1970, Chatto and Windus
in English
Cover of: The Bell
The Bell: a novel.
1965, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The bell
1965, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The bell.
1962, Penguin, in association with Chatto & Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell
The bell
1962, Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell
The bell
1962, Penguin in Association with Chatto & Windus
in English
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The bell.
1961, Chatto & Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell.
The bell.
1961, Chatto and Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell
The bell
1960, Readers Union
in English
Cover of: The bell.
The bell.
1959, Chatto and Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell.
The bell.
1959, Penguin
in English
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The bell: a novel.
1958, Viking Press
in English
Cover of: The Bell.
The Bell.
1958, Chatto and Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell
The bell
1958, Chatto & Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell
The bell
1958, Chatto & Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell.
The bell.
1958, Chalto and Windus
in English
Cover of: The Bell
The Bell
January 1, 1958, Viking Adult
Hardcover
Cover of: The bell
The bell
1958, Chatto & Windus
in English
Cover of: The bell
The bell
1958, Chatto & Windus
Cover of: The bell
The bell
Publish date unknown, Chatto and Windus
in English
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The bell..
Publish date unknown, Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus
in English

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