The Nice And The Good by Iris MurdochThe Nice And The Good by Iris Murdoch

The Nice And The Good

byIris Murdoch

Paperback | December 14, 1978

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, The Sea comes a story about revenge and reconciliation, and the difference between being nice and being good.
 
John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his inquiry, he uncovers a shabby, evil world of murder, blackmail, and black magic. He begins to feel more trapped than trapping.
 
In contrast to a stagnant summer in London, Octavian and Kate Gray’s adoring community on the Dorset coast seems to offer Ducane refuge, but even here the after-effects of violence poison an atmosphere already electric with adolescent quarrels and intrigue. After a swim into the underworld, Ducane begins to realize that niceness is not enough.
 
"A feast."--The Guardian
Iris Murdoch (1919–1999) was born in Dublin and brought up in London. She studied philosophy at Cambridge and was a philosophy fellow at St. Anne's College for 20 years. She published her first novel in 1954 and was instantly recognized as a major talent. She went on to publish more than 26 novels, as well as works of philosophy, plays...
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Title:The Nice And The GoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:December 14, 1978Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140030344

ISBN - 13:9780140030341

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