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An Accidental Man

Iris Murdoch

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ISBN 10: 0670102083 / ISBN 13: 9780670102082
Published by The Viking Press, NY, 1971
Condition: Almost Fine Hardcover
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Book top paper edges toned yellow, top edge of spine shows a touch of springiness. DJ has small abrason on top rear edge of DJ. 442pp. Brown/gold cloth. 1st Am. Ed. Square, tight, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal notes, names or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($7.95). One of Murdoch's best. USPS Tracking provided. (H) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 17136

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Title: An Accidental Man

Publisher: The Viking Press, NY

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Almost Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine

Edition: First American Edition

Book Type: Modern Literature

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Synopsis:

A scintillating novel of fate, accidents, and moral dilemmas

Set in the time of the Vietnam War, this story concerns the plight of a young American, happily installed in a perfect job in England, engaged to a wonderful girl, who is suddenly drafted to a war he disapproves of.

What is duty here, what is self-interest, what is cowardice? Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man of the title, is accident-prone, also prone to bring disaster to his friend sand relations. He blames fate. But are we not all accidental, one of his victims asks. Fate and accidents make deep moral dilemmas for the characters in the long and complex tale.

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The the story of the comic and yet relentless struggle for survival of Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man. He is one of those people who needs to survive through the destruction of others.

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