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Elegy for Iris
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher St Martins Pr
Publication date January 1, 1999
Pages 275
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312198640
ISBN-10 0312198647
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $22.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A moving memoir by the husband of the great contemporary writer Dame Iris Murdoch captures the ineffable mystery and fascination that she has exerted on both him and her readers and chronicles her recent sad struggle with Alzheimer's disease. 25,000 first printing. First serial, The New Yorker. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A moving memoir by the husband of the great contemporary writer Dame Iris Murdoch captures the ineffable mystery and fascination that she has exerted on both him and her readers and chronicles her recent sad struggle with Alzheimer's disease. 25,000 first printing. First serial, The New Yorker.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312198640 Book cover for 9780312253820 Book cover for 9780783885643
 
Reprint edition from Picador USA (November 1, 1999)
9780312253820 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $22.00
About: The author describes life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (May 1, 1999)
9780783885643 | details & prices | 283 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $29.95
from Diane Pub Co (April 1, 1999)
9780756756413 | details & prices | 275 pages | 5.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.00
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from St Martins Pr (January 1, 1999)
9780312198640 | details & prices | 275 pages | 5.75 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $22.95
About: A moving memoir by the husband of the great contemporary writer Dame Iris Murdoch captures the ineffable mystery and fascination that she has exerted on both him and her readers and chronicles her recent sad struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312421113
 
from St Martins Pr Special (November 1, 2001)
9780312421113 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $13.00
About: The author describes life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780736644723
 
Unabridged edition from Books on Tape (July 1, 1999)
9780736644723 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A melodious, affecting tribute to one of the greatest writers of her time--now stricken with Alzheimer's disease--by her devoted husband of over forty years "I was living in a fairy story--the kind with sinister overtones and not always a happy ending--in which a young man loves a beautiful maiden who returns his love but is always disappearing into some unknown and mysterious world, about which she will reveal nothing.

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