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The black prince

Author: Iris Murdoch; Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Classics, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic sister, who has decided to come live with him; his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the past; her delinquent brother, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Didactic fiction
Erotic fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Murdoch; Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0142180114 9780142180112
OCLC Number: 51304136
Description: xxvi, 407 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Iris Murdoch ; introduction by Martha C. Nussbaum.
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Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic sister, who has decided to come live with him; his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the past; her delinquent brother, who wants money and emotional confrontations; and Bradley's friend and rival, Arnold Baffin, a younger, deplorably more successful author of commercial fiction. The ever-mounting action includes marital cross-purposes, seduction, suicide, abduction, romantic idylls, murder, and due process of law. Bradley tries to escape from it all but fails, leading to a violent climax and a coda that casts shifting perspectives on all that has preceded.

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