Jackson's Dilemma

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Compass Press, 1996 - Fiction - 353 pages
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Edward Lannion, the young master of Hatting Hall, is about to marry Marian Berran. At Penndean nearby, preparations are under way for the wedding, overseen by an anxious Benet, friend of both the bride and groom. Family and friends gather, the night is warm and clear, the wedding guests wander in the grounds. Then occurs a most remarkable event. Iris Murdoch's new novel is a fast-moving drama with a rich cast of characters: Owen, the eccentric painter; Mildred, the Holy Woman; Tuan, the mystery boy; Rosalind, Marian's younger sister, and not least, with his own secret thoughts, Edward Lannion himself.

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Murdoch's disappointing latest (after The Green Knight, 1994, etc., etc.) is a reprisal of her usual themes without her usual verve: a mysterious Calibanlike figure eases the heartache of a circle of ... Read full review

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Iris Murdoch was one of the twentieth century's most prominent novelists, winner of the Booker Prize for The Sea. She died in 1999.

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