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Released January 1, 1995
ISBN 9780701165116

£40.00

Edward Lannion, the young master of Hatting Hall, is about to marry Marian Fox.


At Penndean, a nearby house, preparations are under way for the wedding, overseen by the anxious Benet. Family and friends gather together for a celebratory dinner on the eve of the ceremony. The night is warm and clear, and after dinner the guests walk in the grounds and under the stars, full of happy anticipation.


But then there is a sudden and extraordinary event, which changes everything.


Iris Murdoch's novel is a marvellous and compelling human comedy. Edward and Marian, the couple at the centre of the story, are led by events to learn the truth about themselves; in the process, their friends, and lovers, are forced to make new choices, and see things as they are.


And watching over all of them is Jackson, Benet's servant, a dark, mysterious and dangerous presence. It is Jackson who must intervene in the story to set the two young lovers onto the right path.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with slight mark from old sticker to back of jacket.


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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

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with slight mark from old sticker to back of jacket.


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.