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The black prince

Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: New York : The Viking Press, 1973. ©1973
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: Didactic fiction
Erotic fiction
Novels
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murdoch, Iris.
Black prince.
New York, Viking Press [1973]
(OCoLC)567931716
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0670172863 9780670172863 9780142180112 0142180114
OCLC Number: 652658
Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, 1973.
Description: xviii, 366 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: by Iris Murdoch.

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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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