The Book and the Brotherhood (Paperback)

Author: Murdoch, Iris

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Years ago, a group of friends bonded together to finance a political and philosophical book to be written by one of them. Now, amidst a midsummer ball at Oxford, a crisis occurs, and the vindictive ghosts of the past invade the present.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780140104707
SKU 30014854
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0140104704
Release Date 12/1/1988
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 1.25T
Author Info
Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch was the only child of Anglo-Irish parents, and spent a happy childhood in Dublin. At boarding school, she played field hockey and was head girl. She went on to graduate from Oxford, where she taught philosophy until 1963. The author of more than 20 novels, as well as plays and philosophical works, Murdoch was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1987. Murdoch was beloved by a large number of friends. In the words of Hilary Mantel, "She radiated a powerful benignity, a goodness that seemed to have little to do with 'saintliness,' but much to do with strength and vertu; there was a heartbreaking simplicity about her...." In 1994, Iris Murdoch became afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease. from which she died in 1999 at the age of 79. A moving memoir of her last years, ELEGY FOR IRIS, was published a year before she died by her husband, the writer John Bayley, whom she married in 1956.
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"It is the real thing....It has the assurance of a writer who has worked long in the medium....Her characters care about the human condition and so, clearly, does their creator."
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Annotation In the struggle between good and evil--a constant in Murdoch's novels--the only allies on the side of the good, in a generally hostile world, are art, magic, and religion.
Editors Note Years ago, a group of friends bonded together to finance a political and philosophical book to be written by one of them. Now, amidst a midsummer ball at Oxford, a crisis occurs, and the vindictive ghosts of the past invade the present.
Editors Note 2 In a study of obsession, love, betrayal, and friendship, a group of friends gathers at a midsummer ball at Oxford and the actions of one of them--a radical genius named David Crimond--sets off a crisis
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0624
Publisher Penguin Books

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