Wilson, A. N. Iris Murdoch Biography

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Iris Murdoch Biography

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A.N. Wilson had John Bayley as his tutor at Oxford, which is where he met Iris Murdoch. He remained a close friend of them both throughout her life and it was at Iris's pleading in 1988 that he agreed to write her biography. Bound to be controversial, Wilson pulls no punches in his view of the recent cinematic portrayal of Iris as a victim of Alzheimer's disease. Instead, he gives us back the fiercely intelligent novelist and philosopher, and shows us a relationship that was deeply loving yet profoundly eccentric and most uncoventional for its day.

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Praise for "The Victorians"
"The best single-volume work on the Victorian age yet written.' -- "Evening Standard"
"A masterpiece of popular history." -- Frank McLynn, "Independent", Books of the Year
"Wilson is incapable of writing a dull sentence. This is the history of a vanished world brought to vibrant life." -- Beryl Bainbridge, "Observer", Books of the Year

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'A brantub of scandal and a comic masterpiece'John Carey, 'Books of the Year', Daily Telegraph

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Book Description United Kingdom: Hutchinson, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Book Description: A brilliant, controversial and insightful biography from the author of the universally acclaimed The Victorians. A.N. Wilson’s tutor at Oxford was John Bayley, and it was there that Wilson met Irish Murdoch. He remained a close friend of them both, and it was at Iris’s pleading in 1988 that he agreed to write her biography. The biography was bound to be controversial, and Wilson pulls no punches in his attack on Bayley’s own book on Iris and the portrayal of her as an Alzheimer’s victim. Instead, he gives us back the fiercely intelligent novelist and philosopher, and shows us a relationship that was deeply loving yet profoundly eccentric, and very unconventional for its day. From the Back Cover: Praise for The Victorians: “The best single-volume work on the Victorian age yet written.’ -- Evening Standard “A masterpiece of popular history.” -- Frank McLynn, Independent, Books of the Year “Wilson is incapable of writing a dull sentence. This is the history of a vanished world brought to vibrant life.” -- Beryl Bainbridge, Observer, Books of the Year About the Author: A.N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has held a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism, winning prizes for much of his work. His masterly The Victorians, was published to universal acclaim in 2002. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1116414040

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