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  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1969

£50.00

Bruno, dying, obsessed with spiders and preoccupied with death and reconciliation, lies at the center of an intricate spider's web of relationships and passions: Bruno's estranged and grieving son Miles; Danby, Bruno's widowed son-in-law, consoling himself with the Adelaide the maid, one of Murdoch's finest comic creations; creepy Nigel the nurse and his besotted twin Will, fighter of duels. The flooding Thames brings about the climax, and all are left changed by love and forgiveness before the old man's death.

Book Condition & Notes

Very good copy with some bruising to spine, and slight wrinkling to purple cloth on back board. In a good unclipped dust jacket with slight chipping to bottom of spine, a tear to the top of the spine, wear to image on spine and to corners.


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Iris Murdoch

Dame Jean Irish Murdoch was an Irish and British novelist and philosopher.

Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her books include The Bell, A Severed Head, The Red and the Green, The Nice and the Good, The Black Prince, Henry and Cato, The Sea, The Sea, The Philosopher's Pupil, the Good Apprentice, The Book and the Brotherhood, The Message to the Planet and The Green Knight.

In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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Book Condition & Notes

Very good copy with some bruising to spine, and slight wrinkling to purple cloth on back board. In a good unclipped dust jacket with slight chipping to bottom of spine, a tear to the top of the spine, wear to image on spine and to corners.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.