The Book and the Brotherhood

Author(s): Iris Murdoch

Hardback fiction

A story about love and friendship and Marxism
Many years ago Gerard Hernshaw and his friends "commissioned" one of their number to write a political book.
Time passes and opinions change. "Why should we go on supporting a book which we detest?" Rose Curtland asks. "The brotherhood of Western intellectuals versus the book of history," Jenkin Riderhood suggests. The theft of a wife further embroils the situation. Moral indignation must be separated from political disagreement.
Tamar Hernshaw has a different trouble and a terrible secret. Can one die of shame? In another quarter a suicide pact seems the solution. Duncan Cambus thinks that since it is a tragedy, someone must die. Someone dies. Rose, who has gone on loving without hope, at least deserves a reward.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780670819126
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Viking Adult
  • : 1.12037
  • : February 1988
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Iris Murdoch
  • : Hardback
  • : very good