Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement
Author:  Iris Murdoch
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
The Book and the Brotherhood Murdoch, Iris 1 of 1
$18.00
(Save 32%)
$12.13 + $3.10 SHIPPING
EARN 13 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
CONDITION:  Brand New
TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT.:
More inventory may be available. Place your order today and be one of the first to receive this product when it arrives!
Alert me when this item is in stock.
1 New
from
$12.13
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share
promo
 
Description
More Buying Options
 

Learn more about The Book and the Brotherhood:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0140104704
ISBN-13: 9780140104707
Sku: 30014854
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 1.25T
Pages:  624
Age Range:  22 to UP
See more in Literary
 
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.
From the Publisher:
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.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
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.
Author Bio
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.

Praise

Observer (London)
"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." - Anthony Burgess

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0624
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
Advertisement Bottom