Title: The Nice and the Good
Author: Murdoch, Iris
Publisher: The Viking Press, New York
Publication Date: 1968
Edition: First Edition. Second Printing.
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: Tanning on FFEP and RFE. Spine mildly cocked. D-j has a few small chips.
Synopsis: Iris Murdoch’s richly peopled novel revolves round a happily married couple, Kate and Octavian, and the friends of all ages attached to their household in Dorset. The novel deals with love in its two aspects, the self-gratifying and the impersonal; – The Nice and the Good – as they are embodied in a fascinating array of paired characters. The Nice and the Good leads through stress and terror to a joyous and compassionate Midsummer Nights Dream conclusion, in which the couples all sort themselves out neatly and omnia vincit amor.