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The Bell

The Bell

Iris Murdoch - Author

A. S. Byatt - Introduction by

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ISBN 9781101495667 | 320 pages | 01 Dec 2001 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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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.

The Bell

Introduction by A. S. Byatt
The Bell