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The Black Prince

Murdoch, Iris

ISBN 10: 0701119241 / ISBN 13: 9780701119249
Published by Chatto & Windus, 1973
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0701119241 From the estate of legendary cinema director Geirge Cukor, with his bookplate on front endsheet. Bookseller Inventory # 013071

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Title: The Black Prince

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Price Clipped

Edition: First Edition.

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A novel in which an elderly writer with a block, surrounded by predatory friends and relations, seeks to escape, but his failure to do so and its aftermath lead to a violent climax. From the author of THE SEA, THE SEA and THE BELL.

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A story about being in love The Black Prince is also a remarkable intellectual thriller with a superbly involuted plot, and a meditation on the nature of art and love and the deity who rules over both. Bradley Pearson, its narrator and hero, is an elderly writer with a 'block'. Encompassed by predatory friends and relations - his ex-wife, her delinquent brother and a younger, deplorably successful writer, Arnold Baffin, together with Baffin's restless wife and youthful daughter - Bradley attempts escape. His failure and its aftermath lead to a violent climax; and to a coda which casts a shifting perspective on all that has gone before.

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