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Author Murdoch, Iris, author.

Title The black prince / Iris Murdoch.

Published London : Chatto and Windus ; New York : Viking Press, 1973.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823.91 MURDOCH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 363 pages ; 21 cm
Summary 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.
Notes Man Booker Prize, 1973, shortlist.
Marcive\(OLDCAT)Record must be checked against card catalogue ANU.
Local note SpC/WILLIS copy is donated by John Willis.
Subject Authors -- Fiction.
Egoism -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Fiction in English, 1900- Texts.
Authors Fiction.
Didactic fiction.
Egoism Fiction.
Murder Fiction.
Prisoners Fiction.
Trials (Murder) Fiction.
Erotic fiction.
Didactic fiction.
Erotic fiction.
Local donor Willis, John, 1931-. Donor.
Local series Willis collection
ISBN 0701119241