The Nice and the Good

The Nice and the Good

by Iris Murdoch
     
 

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"Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century." —Guardian
     Iris Murdoch's richly peopled novel revolves round a happily married couple, Kate and Octavian, and the friends of all ages attached to their household in Dorset. The novel deals with love in its two aspects, the

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"Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century." —Guardian
     Iris Murdoch's richly peopled novel revolves round a happily married couple, Kate and Octavian, and the friends of all ages attached to their household in Dorset. The novel deals with love in its two aspects, the self-gratifying and the impersonal — the nice and the good — as they are embodied in a fascinating array of paired characters. 
     The Nice and the Good leads through stress and terror to a joyous and compassionate 'Midsummer Nights Dream' conclusion, in which the couples all sort themselves out neatly and omnia vincit amor.

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"A masterpiece by reason of its profound moral vitality." —Country Life

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ISBN-13:
9780099285267
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/02/2001
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

IRIS MURDOCH was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St. Anne's college. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in 1999.

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