Edward Lannion, the young master of Hatting Hall, is about to marry Marian Fox.
At Penndean, a nearby house, preparations are under way for the wedding, overseen by the anxious Benet. Family and friends gather together for a celebratory dinner on the eve of the ceremony. The night is warm and clear, and after dinner the guests walk in the grounds and under the stars, full of happy anticipation.
But then there is a sudden and extraordinary event, which changes everything.
Iris Murdoch's novel is a marvellous and compelling human comedy. Edward and Marian, the couple at the centre of the story, are led by events to learn the truth about themselves; in the process, their friends, and lovers, are forced to make new choices, and see things as they are.
And watching over all of them is Jackson, Benet's servant, a dark, mysterious and dangerous presence. It is Jackson who must intervene in the story to set the two young lovers onto the right path.
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Funny, moving and utterly gripping, JACKSON'S DILEMMA is a triumphant achievement by one of our greatest writers.About the Author:
Iris Murdoch was a writer and philosopher. She was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to school in Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. She later became a fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999. Her husband John Bayley has written a bestselling memoir of his life with her called Iris and a major film based on this was released in 2001.
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Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0701188472
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0701188472