1970 A Fairly Honourable Defeat
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
In the original unclipped dust wrapper.
This is the thirteenth novel by Iris Murdoch, published in 1970 and following the chaotic lives of a group of friends. Their lives are thrown into disarray from their acquaintance with Julius King, who intends to create as many rifts in romantic relationships as he can. Characters include Rupert Foster, Hilda Foster, and Axel Nilsson.
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was an Irish and British novelist as well as a philosopher. She won the Booker Prize for her 1978 novel 'The Sea, The Sea', and was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II with her services to literature.
In the original cloth binding, in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, excellent, with very light fading to the edges of boards and bumping to head and tail of spine. Dust wrapper is very smart, with age-toning to the margins of wraps and edge wear particularly to the top edge of wraps. A few marks to front wrap and closed tears to the spine region. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout, with light age-toning to margins of text.
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