Stuart Cuno has decided to become good. Not believing in God, he invents his own methods, which include celibacy, chastity and the abandonment of a promising academic career. Interfering friends and relations question his sincerity, his sanity and his motives.
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Iris Murdoch's 24th novel, a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, explores the meaning of life in a story of love and betrayal, faith and doubt.
"Murdoch works with an intellectual daring most writers only dream of." - The Philadelphia InquirerFrom the Back Cover:
"Iris Murdoch at her most artful, juggling philosophy and farce with knowledge and ease." --Economist
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140086994