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The Resource The Black Prince

The Black Prince

Label
The Black Prince
Title
The Black Prince
Statement of responsibility
Iris Murdoch
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic sister, who has decided to come live with him; his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the past; her delinquent brother, who wants money and emotional confrontations; and Bradley's friend and rival, Arnold Baffin, a younger, deplorably more successful author of commercial fiction. The ever-mounting action includes marital cross-purposes, seduction, suicide, abduction, romantic idylls, murder, and due process of law. Bradley tries to escape from it all but fails, leading to a violent climax and a coda that casts shifting perspectives on all that has preceded."Fertile invention is put to the service of an expansive sense of character; and since the book also has Miss Murdoch's usual narrative energy and intellectual weight, it is the best novel she has written in years." —The New York Times Book Review
Summary
Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, writes about his life, describes his difficult relationships with his family and friends, and reveals desperate his inner struggles to face the reality of failure
Theme
Storyline
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Tone
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Character
Award
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 1973.
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Cataloging source
HCO
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  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Nussbaum, Martha C
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Black Prince
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101495681
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Black Prince
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a1fd61b1-9686-41d5-a6ed-45fae0c92849
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101495681
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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