The Italian Girl

Author(s): Iris Murdoch

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Edmund has escaped from his family into a lonely life. Returning for his mother's funeral he finds himself involved in the same awful problems, together with some new ones. He also rediscovers the eternal family servant, the ever-changing "Italian girl".

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A witty, elegant comedy of errors to rival any of Shakespeare's

" Iris Murdoch can tell a story, delineate a character, catch an atmosphere with deadly accuracy." --John Betjeman

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. During the war she was an Assistant Principal at the Treasury, and then worked with UNRRA in London, Belgium and Austria. She held a studentship in philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge, and then in 1948 she returned to Oxford, where she became a Fellow of St Anne's College. Until her death in February 1999, she lived with her husband, the teacher and critic John Bayley, in Oxford. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. In the 1997 PEN Awards she received the Gold Pen for Distinguished Service to Literature.

General Fields

  • : 9780099285236
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : November 2000
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Iris Murdoch
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 176