The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch, 1st/1st, 1987

The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch, 1st/1st, 1987

£15.00Price

London: Chatto & Windus, (1987). First edition. This copy is near fine. The dust wrapper is nicely illustrated and features only light signs of shelf wear. It has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks, and the text blocks are bright and clean. Overall, this is a near fine copy. 

 

Considered by some critics to be among her best novels, it is the story of a circle of Oxford University graduates in 1980s England. The eponymous book is a theoretical work on Marxism which is to be written by a member of the group. After graduating from university, the friends had agreed to finance the writing of this book as 'brotherhood' but grow uneasy as no written work is in sight and the stipend continues to be paid.