1987 The Book and the Brotherhood
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
This novel is Murdoch's twenty-third. It is considered to be one of her best works and concerns a group of close friends living in 1980's England. The titular 'book' is a theoretical work on Marxism written by one David Crimond, an exile of this friendship group. Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. This work was shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize. Iris Murdoch was a British novelist and philosopher, born in Ireland. Primarily her novels focus on themes of morality, spirituality and sexuality. A prominent philosopher, she is now increasingly accredited for her work in the field of philosophy, most notably her work on the reinterpretation of Aristotle and Plato, as well as her discussions of moral philosophy. In her lifetime Murdoch wrote 26 novels, as well of a series of short stories and several philosophical papers.
In the original full cloth binding with the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in an excellent condition with just some minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is also in an excellent condition. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to the edges, as is common with this work. Pages are clean.
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