The Time of the Angels

The Time of the Angels

by Iris Murdoch

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Overview

In a crumbling London rectory after the Second World War, a priest descends into madness in this tale of good and evil by a Man Booker Prize winner.
 
Carel Fisher was once a bastion of faith, a shining example of Anglican goodness and Christian values. But time and circumstance have worn him down as surely as the bombs of the Blitz have broken apart the very walls around him.
 
His convictions have vanished and his belief in mankind has tarnished. Imprisoned within his own mind and the decaying walls of his ruined rectory, he has few companions left: his niece and his household staff, all of whom become collateral damage as Father Carel’s reality becomes a twisted mirror for his views on the human condition. As relationships and desires, resentments and retributions, begin to crowd the small church, secrets are revealed that will shatter the lives of all involved, no matter how good or innocent they are.
 
At once haunting and mysterious, The Time of the Angels is a captivating tale of madness and morality that “excites and delights,” while calling into question ideas of religion and decency in a world torn apart by the aftereffects of war (The New York Times).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453200827
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 07/20/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 489,428
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Iris Murdoch (1919–1999) is the author of twenty-six novels, including Under the Net, The Black Prince, and The Sea, The Sea, as well as several plays and a volume of poetry. Murdoch taught philosophy at Oxford before leaving to write fulltime, winning such literary awards as the Booker Prize and the PEN Gold Pen for Distinguished Service to Literature.


Iris Murdoch (1919–1999) is the author of twenty-six novels, including Under the Net, The Black Prince, and The Sea, The Sea, as well as several plays and a volume of poetry. Murdoch taught philosophy at Oxford before leaving to write fulltime, winning such literary awards as the Booker Prize and the PEN Gold Pen for Distinguished Service to Literature.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a brilliant novel! True to Murdoch's other novels, the reader is constantly--and pleasantly--surprised by the unfolding of the story. Like the mysterious fog that prevents the characters from leaving the area, the reader is only allowed to know bits and pieces of the plot at a time. A truly sensational novel.