Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, 'this is nothing to do with happiness.
About the Author
Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne's college. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999.
A wonderful black comedy which was turned into a play and also filmed. A group of London intellectuals living in an emotionless society find their primitive passions stirred into action by an intruder. (Kirkus UK)
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd August 2001
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.172