'Murphy', Samuel Beckett's first published novel, was written in English and published in London in 1938; Beckett himself subsequently translated the book into French, and it was published in France in 1947. The novel recounts the hilarious but tragic life of Murphy in London as he attempts to establish a home and to amass sufficient fortune for his intended bride to join him.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kristelh - LibraryThing
My third taste of Beckett. This actually has a story that you can kind of follow. Murphy does not want to work but finds a job in a mental hospital where he likes the residents, plays chess. While ... Read full review
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Samuel Beckett’s first novel, Murphy, has that fetching, but peculiarly Irish, blend of comedy and tragedy. Driven by unspare, lyrical prose, Murphy starts with a wonderful first line: “The sun shone ... Read full review