The Black Prince
Iris Murdoch, Candia McWilliam
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CANDIA MCWILLIAM
The Black Prince is both a remarkable thriller and a story about being in love.
Bradley Pearson, narrator and hero, is an elderly writer with a ‘block’. Finding himself surrounded by predatory friends and relations – his ex-wife, her delinquent brother, a younger, deplorably successful writer, Arnold Baffin, Baffin’s restless wife and engaging daughter – Bradley attempts to escape. His failure to do so and its aftermath lead to a violent climax and a most unexpected conclusion.
Iris Murdoch's marvellous, heroic novel...A gloriously rich tale * The Times * This is great Murdoch. It rings as clear as The Bell...her humour is all the more achingly funny because she keeps it on the edge of our vision * Daily Mail * A source of wonder and delight...No summary can do justice to the rich intricacy of character and incident with which Miss Murdoch crowds every page * Spectator * The best all-round novel that I've read. It's a brilliant crime novel and a love story that's beautifully written -- Sophie Hannah * Daily Express * Murdoch is at the height of her powers in this novel, combining a complex plot with a heartrending analysis of the meaning of love * Good Book Guide *
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