The Nice And The Good : Book by Iris Murdoch

The Nice And The Good

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ISBN: 9780099285267    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2001     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 368        Language: English
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,...Read more
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 characte 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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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:
Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour" The Times "Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century" Guardian "Irish...Read more
Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour" The Times "Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century" Guardian "Irish Murdoch's most versitile novel, and chief among them is the pleasure which the authors take in her characters" Country Life "Just as Jane Austen defines moral categories like "sense" and "sensibility" in her novels, so Iris Murdoch creates new constellations of meaning around those stand-bys of ordinary language, the nice and the good" Atlantic
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