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The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

by Iris Murdoch

Publisher Chatto & Windus

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Swinging between his wife and his mistress in the sacred and profane love machine and between the charms of morality and the excitements of sin, the psychotherapist, Blaise Gavender, sometimes wishes he could divide himself in two. Instead, he lets loose misery and confusion and for the spectators at any rate a morality play, rich in reflections upon the paradoxes of human life and the nature of the battle between sacred and profane love.

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About the Author

Iris Murdoch

Dame Jean Irish Murdoch was an Irish and British novelist and philosopher.


Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.


In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her books include The Bell, A Severed Head, The Red and the Green, The Nice and the Good, The Black Prince, Henry and Cato, The Sea, The Sea, The Philosopher's Pupil, the Good Apprentice, The Book and the Brotherhood, The Message to the Planet and The Green Knight.


In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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