A Word Child : Book by Iris Murdoch

A Word Child

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ISBN: 9780099429128    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2002     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 416        Language: English
Hilary Burde, saved by education from a delinquent childhood, cheated out of Oxford by a tragic love tangle, cherishes his obsessive guilt and disappointment in a dull, orderly civil service job. When...Read more
Hilary Burde, saved by education from a delinquent childhood, cheated out of Oxford by a tragic love tangle, cherishes his obsessive guilt and disappointment in a dull, orderly civil service job. When the man whom he has harmed and betrayed reappears as head of his department, Hilary hopes for forgiveness, even for redemption and a new life, but finds himself haunted by a ghostly repetition.
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About the author: Iris Murdoch
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.... Read more
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 February 1999.
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Review:
Deeply moving and entertaining" New York Times "The readability of a novel like A Word Child is almost appallingly powerful" Independent "It would be difficult to speak too highly of the...Read more
Deeply moving and entertaining" New York Times "The readability of a novel like A Word Child is almost appallingly powerful" Independent "It would be difficult to speak too highly of the extraordinary skill and confidence here displayed" -- Frank Kermode "From the beginning of her career, Iris Murdoch seemed to enlarge the possibilities in front of the English novel. She was a writer of wonderful, and sometimes rather alarming idiosyncrasy... Hers was a liberating and a generous imagination" Independent
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