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Undue Influence (1999) [Novel]
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In Undue Influence, acclaimed novelist Anita Brookner proves once again that even in the most closely circumscribed of lives, hearts can venture into unknown -- and potentially explosive -- territory.

Claire Pitt is nothing if not a practical young woman, living a life in contemporary London that is to all appearances placid, orderly and consciously lacking in surprise. And yet Claire's tangled interior life gives the lie to that illusion. She is prone to vivid speculation about the lives of others, and to fantasies about her own fate that lead her into a courtship so strange that even she wonders at its power to compel her. Martin Gibson and his chronically ill wife Cynthia come to depend on Claire to an extent that is nothing short of baffling, and yet Claire becomes ever bolder in her pursuit of their acquaintance -- and, ultimately, of Martin's elusive affections.

The result, a potent tale of urban loneliness and the chance intersections that assuage it, constitutes one of Brookner's finest and most psychologically acute achievements. 

Original title: Undue Influence
Original languages: English

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Undue Influence (1999)
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Language: English

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Undue Influence (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780375707346
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 0.6 in
Pages: 240

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Undue Influence (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780375503344
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.2 x 0.7 in
Pages: 240

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Undue Influence (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140284157
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 224

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Undue Influence (1999)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670886371
Pages: 224

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