A novel in which an elderly writer with a block, surrounded by predatory friends and relations, seeks to escape, but his failure to do so and its aftermath lead to a violent climax. From the author of THE SEA, THE SEA and THE BELL.
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"Murdoch is at the height of her powers in this novel, combining a complex plot with a heartrending analysis of the meaning of love" ( Good Book Guide)
"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)
"Iris Murdoch's marvellous, heroic novel...A gloriously rich tale" ( The Times)
It is witty and wise and provocative...brilliantly good' Evening Standard
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140039341
Book Description Penguin Books, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140039341
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801400393441.0