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Elegy for Iris
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date November 1, 1999
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312253820
ISBN-10 0312253826
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
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. Reprint.
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With remarkable tenderness, John Bayley recreates his passionate love affair with Iris Murdoch--world-renowned writer and philosopher, and his wife of forty-two years--and poignantly describes the dimming of her brilliance due to Alzheimer's disease. Elegy for Iris is a story about the ephemeral beauty of youth and the sobering reality of what it means to grow old, but its ultimate power is that Bayley discovers great hope and joy in his celebration of Iris's life and their love. In its grasp of life's frailty and its portrayal of one of the great literary romances of this century, Elegy for Iris is a mesmerizing work of art that will be read for generations.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312198640 Book cover for 9780312253820 Book cover for 9780783885643
 
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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
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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