A Severed Head Summary
Iris Murdoch

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A Severed Head Summary

A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch is based in London, although the time frame is not clear. The language is somewhat timeless although the reader may imagine it as being set in the late 1960s. The voice of the story belongs to Martin Lynch-Gibbon, a 41-year-old married wine merchant.

Martin Lynch-Gibbon is one of three children, descended from an Anglo-Irish family on his father's side. Martin's mother was a Welsh painter...

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