The Philosopher's Pupil

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Chatto & Windus, 1983 - Didactic fiction - 576 pages
In the healing waters of Ennistone the townspeople seek health and regeneration, righteousness and ritual cleansing. To this town of subterranean inspiration the Philosopher returns. And there he exerts an almost magical influence, especially over George McCaffrey, his old pupil.

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User Review  - NaggedMan - LibraryThing

One of Murdoch's best works, the characters, though unbelievable, are real and alive. Nothing much happens but everything matters and one doesn't want it to end. Read full review

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What sucked me in was the opening, first, all dialog, effectively capturing the bitterness and insanity of a marital quarrel between George and Stella McCaffrey, followed by the introduction of N, the ... 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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