The Philosopher's Pupil : Book by Iris Murdoch

The Philosopher's Pupil

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ISBN: 9780099283591    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2000     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 576        Language: English
In the English town of Ennistone hot springs bubble up from deep beneath the earth. In these healing waters the townspeople seek health and regeneration, rightousness and ritual cleansing. To this town...Read more
In the English town of Ennistone hot springs bubble up from deep beneath the earth. In these healing waters the townspeople seek health and regeneration, rightousness and ritual cleansing. To this town steeped in ancient lore and subterranean inspiration the Philosopher returns. He exerts an almost magical influence over a host of Ennistonians, and especially over George McCaffrey, the host of Ennistonians, and especially over George McCaffrey, the Philosophers old pupil, a demonic man desperate for redemption.
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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:
Marvellous. Compulsive reading, hugely funny" Spectator "We are back, of course, with great delight, in the land of Iris Murdoch, which is like no other but Prospero's" Sunday Telegraph "The most...Read more
Marvellous. Compulsive reading, hugely funny" Spectator "We are back, of course, with great delight, in the land of Iris Murdoch, which is like no other but Prospero's" Sunday Telegraph "The most daring and original of all her novels" -- A. N. Wilson "Never for a moment does one want to stop reading... I don't think Iris Murdoch has ever written better prose" Daily Telegraph "Ambitious, unique and ingeniously plotted" -- Joyce Carol Oates New York Times
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