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A complex Shakespearean comedy of intertwined relationships, as nine closely linked characters search for love
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Published: 05 September 2013
Genre: Classic fiction
After his wife's death, Hugh contemplates returning to his former mistress. His son, Randall, longs to abandon his shapeless marriage for a perfect partner. Randall's young daughter, Miranda, is adored by her Australian cousin Penn, but has attachments elsewhere. Her mother Ann has her own private dream, while taking upon herself the strains and pains of all the others. Impelled by affection, lust and illusion, these characters search for love within a tightly woven web.
Of all the novelists that have made their bow since the war she seems to me to be the most remarkable... Behind her books one feels a power of intellect quite exceptional in a novelist
Manipulating masterfully, Miss Murdoch turns out a deft three-in-one book: a sort of combined superior soap opera… British novel of sensibility, and philosophical inquiry into reality.
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Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. During the war she was an Assistant Principal at ...