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The Resource The black prince, Iris Murdoch ; introduction by Martha C. Nussbaum

The black prince, Iris Murdoch ; introduction by Martha C. Nussbaum

Label
The black prince
Title
The black prince
Statement of responsibility
Iris Murdoch ; introduction by Martha C. Nussbaum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, writes about his life, describes his difficult relationships with his family and friends, and reveals desperate his inner struggles to face the reality of failure
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 1973.
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046547
Cataloging source
DLC
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Murdoch, Iris
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Trials (Murder)
  • Prisoners
  • Authors
  • England
  • Egoism
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
The black prince, Iris Murdoch ; introduction by Martha C. Nussbaum
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Publication
Control code
ocm51304136
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 407 p.
Isbn
9780142180112
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002045043
System control number
(OCoLC)51304136
Label
The black prince, Iris Murdoch ; introduction by Martha C. Nussbaum
Link
Publication
Control code
ocm51304136
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 407 p.
Isbn
9780142180112
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002045043
System control number
(OCoLC)51304136

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