The Black Prince

The Black Prince
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Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 444
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ISBN-10 : 9781101495681
ISBN-13 : 1101495685
Rating : 4/5 (81 Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Black Prince by : Iris Murdoch

Download or read book The Black Prince written by Iris Murdoch and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2003-03-25 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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