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The Black Prince By Iris Murdoch

The Black Prince
by Iris Murdoch

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Bradley Pearson, narrator and hero, is an elderly writer with a 'block'. Finding himself surrounded by predatory friends and relations - his ex-wife, her delinquent brother, a younger, deplorably successful writer, Arnold Baffin, Baffin's restless wife and engaging daughter - Bradley attempts to escape.
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The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch

"The Black Prince" is both a remarkable thriller and a story about being in love. Bradley Pearson, narrator and hero, is an elderly writer with a 'block'. Finding himself surrounded by predatory friends and relations - his ex-wife, her delinquent brother, a younger, deplorably successful writer, Arnold Baffin, Baffin's restless wife and engaging daughter - Bradley attempts to escape. His failure to do so and its aftermath lead to a violent climax and a most unexpected conclusion.

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The Black Prince Reviews


- Shortlisted for the Booker Prize - With an Introduction by Candia McWilliam - "A source of wonder and delight... No summary can do justice to the rich intricacy of character and incident with which Miss Murdoch crowds every page." --"Spectator " - "This is great Murdoch. It rings as clear as "The Bell"... her humour is all the more achingly funny because she keeps it on the edge of our vision." --"Daily Mail "

About Iris Murdoch


Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne's college. One of this century's finest and most influential novelists, and a distinguished philosopher, she was published by Chatto from her first novel, Under the Net in 1954 to her last, Jackson's Dilemma in 1995. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999.

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GOR001178452
The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1999-08-01
432
0099283999
9780099283997
N/A
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