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The Philosopher's Pupil By Iris Murdoch

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In the English town of Ennistone, hot springs bubble up from deep beneath the earth. To this town steeped in ancient lore and subterranean inspiration the Philosopher returns. He exerts an almost magical influence over a host of Ennistonians, and especially over George McCaffrey, the Philosopher's old pupil, a demonic man desperate for redemption.
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The Philosopher's Pupil by Iris Murdoch

In the English town of Ennistone, hot springs bubble up from deep beneath the earth. In these healing waters the townspeople seek health and regeneration, rightousness and ritual cleansing. To this town steeped in ancient lore and subterranean inspiration the Philosopher returns. He exerts an almost magical influence over a host of Ennistonians, and especially over George McCaffrey, the Philosopher's old pupil, a demonic man desperate for redemption.

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"Marvellous.. Compulsive reading, hugely funny" * Spectator *
"We are back, of course, with great delight, in the land of Iris Murdoch, which is like no other but Prospero's" * Sunday Telegraph *
"The most daring and original of all her novels" -- A. N. Wilson
"Never for a moment does one want to stop reading... I don't think Iris Murdoch has ever written better prose" * Daily Telegraph *
"Ambitious, unique and ingeniously plotted" -- Joyce Carol Oates * New York Times *

About Iris Murdoch


Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919. She read Classics at Somerville College, Oxford, and after working in the Treasury and abroad, was awarded a research studentship in Philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 1948 she returned to Oxford as fellow and tutor at St Anne's College and later taught at the Royal College of Art. Until her death in 1999, she lived in Oxford with her husband, the academic and critic, John Bayley. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1987 and in the 1997 PEN Awards received the Gold Pen for Distinguished Service to Literature. Iris Murdoch made her writing debut in 1954 with Under the Net. Her twenty-six novels include the Booker prize-winning The Sea, The Sea (1978), the James Tait Black Memorial prize-winning The Black Prince (1973) and the Whitbread prize-winning The Sacred and Profane Love Machine (1974). Her philosophy includes Sartre: Romantic Rationalist (1953) and Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals (1992); other philosophical writings, including 'The Sovereignty of Good' (1970), are collected in Existentialists and Mystics (1997).

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GOR006562151
The Philosopher's Pupil by Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2000-01-06
576
009928359X
9780099283591
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