A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch 1st Edition Hardcover HC w/ Dust Jacket DJ 1970 The Viking Press

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Title: A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Author: Iris Murdoch

Description: Book has light wear to upper and lower edges with a hint of fading. Pages are free of marks. Binding is sound. Dust jacket has a little rubbing to surfaces; very light edge wear. DJ is price clipped. First Edition, First Printing, 1970.

Novel by the Irish born author, "This ingeniously plotted tragicomedy of errors resumes Iris Murdoch's exploration into the manifold complexities of love." In 2010 it made the long list for the Lost Man Book Prize (a special edition of the Man Booker Prize for books published in 1970).

"Typical Murdochian episodes include a staged rendezvous in a museum, a transvestite Happening in a London flat, a pink teddy bear at an adult birthday party, a nightmare pursuit of a pigeon in the Underground, and a battle royal in a swimming pool. The grotesque and the comic, as always, are used to serious ends and throw light on how we can all be deceived by appearances."

"In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945"." (Wikipedia)

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Publisher: The Viking Press

Place: New York

Year: 1970

ISBN: 0670305332

Language: English

Size: 6 x 8.5 inches.

Pages: 436 pages.

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