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The Bell
By Iris Murdoch and A. S. Byatt (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date November 1, 2001
Pages 296
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141186696
ISBN-10 0141186690
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The story of a lay community of mixed-up people encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an enclosed order of nuns, follows the lives of Dora Greenfield, an erring wife who returns to her husband, and Michael Meade, who is confronted by his homosexual former lover. Repriint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780140016888 Book cover for 9780141186696
 
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With A. S. Byatt (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (November 1, 2001)
9780141186696 | details & prices | 296 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The story of a lay community of mixed-up people encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an enclosed order of nuns, including Dora Greenfield, an erring wife who returns to her husband, and Michael Meade, who is confronted by his homosexual former lover.
With Francisco Perez Navarro (other contributor), Lisa Genova | Reissue edition from Viking Pr (January 1, 1987)
9780140016888 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.95
This edition also contains Siempre Alice/ Still Alice
About: The story of a lay community of mixed-up people encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an enclosed order of nuns, including Dora Greenfield, an erring wife who returns to her husband, and Michael Meade, who is confronted by his homosexual former lover
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Miriam Margolyes (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Sterling Audio Books (July 1, 2000)
9780754004875 | details & prices | 6.50 × 8.75 × 2.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $96.95
About: A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an order of sequestered nuns.

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