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Fairly Honourable Defeat, a (1970) [Novel]
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In a dark comedy of errors, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by Julius, a cynical intellectual who decides to demonstrate how easily loving couples, caring friends, and devoted siblings can betray their loyalties. The subjects of his Machiavellian experiment include the high-minded, happily married couple Hilda and Rupert Foster; Peter, their college dropout son; Morgan, Hilda's sister and Julius's former mistress; and Rupert's younger brother, Simon, who lives with Axel, an older man. As puppet master, Julius artfully plays on the human tendency to embrace drama and intrigue and to prefer the distraction of confrontations to the difficult effort of communicating openly and honestly.

Original title: A Fairly Honourable Defeat
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Fairly Honourable Defeat, a (1970)
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Language: English

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Fairly Honourable Defeat, a (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Classics
ISBN: 9780099285335
Dimensions: 5 x 7.5 x 1.3 in
Pages: 464

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Fairly Honourable Defeat, a (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141186177
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 1.1
Pages: 432

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Fairly Honourable Defeat, a (1972)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140033328
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 448

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Fairly Honourable Defeat, a (1970)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
ISBN: 9780701115340
Pages: 402

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Fairly Honourable Defeat, a (1970)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670305339
Pages: 436

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