A Severed Head  

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A Severed Head is a satirical, sometimes farcical 1961 novel by Iris Murdoch.

Primary themes include marriage, adultery, and incest within a group of civilized and educated people. Set in and around London, it depicts a power struggle between grown-up middle class people who are lucky to be free of real problems. A Severed Head was a harbinger of the Sexual Revolution that was to hit Britain in the 1960s and '70s.




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