Reality and Dreams

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Reality and Dreams
First edition
Author Muriel Spark
Cover artist J.M.W. Turner
"Scarlet Sunset"
Tate Gallery[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Constable (UK)
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Publication date
Media type Print & audio
Pages 160
ISBN 0-09-469670-5

Reality and Dreams is a novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark, published in 1996. It was identified by the New York Times Book Review as one of the notable books of 1997.[2]

Plot introduction[edit]

The story concerns Tom Richards a successful British film director and serial womanizer who has just fallen from a crane whilst shooting his latest film. During his lengthy recuperation he attempts to maintain control of the film, whilst the relationships in his extended family are tested as his daughter Marigold disappears...


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  2. ^ The Best Novels of the Nineties by Linda Parent Lesher, page 363, ISBN 0-7864-0742-5

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