The Nice and the Good

Author(s): Iris Murdoch

Literary Fiction

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, The Sea comes a story about revenge and reconciliation, and the difference between being nice and being good. John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his inquiry, he uncovers a shabby, evil world of murder, blackmail, and black magic. He begins to feel more trapped than trapping. In contrast to a stagnant summer in London, Octavian and Kate Gray's adoring community on the Dorset coast seems to offer Ducane refuge, but even here the after-effects of violence poison an atmosphere already electric with adolescent quarrels and intrigue. After a swim into the underworld, Ducane begins to realize that niceness is not enough. A feast.--The Guardian


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140030341
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.266
  • : January 1987
  • : .8 Inches X 5.1 Inches X 7.8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Iris Murdoch
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 368