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Edited by J. C. C. Mays Murphy, Samuel Beckett's first novel, was published in 1938. Its work-shy eponymous hero, adrift in London, realises that desire can never be satisfied and withdraws from life, in search of stupor. Murphy's lovestruck fiancee Celia tries with tragic pathos to draw him back, but her attempts are doomed to failure. Murphy's friends and familiars are simulacra of Murphy, fragmented and incomplete. But Beckett's achievement lies in the brilliantly original language used to communicate this vision of ...

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Murphy
2011, Grove Press

ISBN-13: 9780802144454

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Murphy
2009, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571244584

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Murphy
1994, Grove Press

ISBN-13: 9780802150370

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Murphy
1993, Riverrun Press (New York, NY), London

ISBN-13: 9780714500423

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Murphy
1973, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330234443

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Murphy
1969, Grove/Atlantic

ISBN-13: 9780394172101

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Murphy
Editions de Minuit, Paris

ISBN-13: 9782707302700

French

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