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Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic sister, who has decided to come live with him; his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the past; her delinquent brother, who wants money and emotional confrontations; and Bradley's friend and rival, Arnold Baffin, a younger, deplorably more successful author of commercial fiction. The ever-mounting action includes marital cross-purposes, seduction, suicide, abduction, romantic idylls, murder, and due process of law. Bradley tries to escape from it all but fails, leading to a violent climax and a coda that casts shifting perspectives on all that has preceded.

"Fertile invention is put to the service of an expansive sense of character; and since the book also has Miss Murdoch's usual narrative energy and intellectual weight, it is the best novel she has written in years." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Martha C. Nussbaum, one of America's most prominent philosophers and public intellectuals, is a professor of classics and law at the University of Chicago. Her books include Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature, The Therapy of Desire, and Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140039344
Introduction:
Nussbaum, Martha C.
Author:
Nussbaum, Martha C.
Author:
Murdoch, Iris
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, England :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
Bulletin 23
Publication Date:
19830728
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.78x5.14x.78 in. .63 lbs.

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