The Unicorn

The Unicorn

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by Iris Murdoch
     
 

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When Marian Taylor takes a post as governess at Gaze Castle, a remote house on a desolate coast, she finds herself confronted with a number of weird mysteries and involved in a drama she only partly understands.  See more details below

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When Marian Taylor takes a post as governess at Gaze Castle, a remote house on a desolate coast, she finds herself confronted with a number of weird mysteries and involved in a drama she only partly understands.

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“Miss Murdoch has taken the stock elements of the Gothic novel and wrung hell out of them. . . . A strange combination of fairy tale and blood-and-thunder.”—Books and Bookmen

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ISBN-13:
9780099285342
Publisher:
Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date:
04/24/2001
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)

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“Miss Murdoch has taken the stock elements of the Gothic novel and wrung hell out of them. . . . A strange combination of fairy tale and blood-and-thunder.”—Books and Bookmen

Meet the Author

Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She is the author of 26 novels and several works of philosophy. Among her many honours and awards are the CBE, the DBE, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread Literary Award and the Booker Prize. She died in 1999.

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Unicorn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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A decent offering standing on its own but lacks the intensity and overall depth of other Murdoch writings. For a fan it is a must. 1st time Murdoch readers would be better served reading The Green Knight or the Black Prince. The 3 stars I give this title are based on my expectations of Murdoch's genius. You can't always write your best novel now can you.