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Mar 01, 1988
| ISBN 9780140036114
Mar 01, 1988
| ISBN 9781101495858
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Mar 01, 1988 | ISBN 9780140036114
Mar 01, 1988 | ISBN 9781101495858
A scintillating novel of fate, accidents, and moral dilemmasSet in the time of the Vietnam War, this story concerns the plight of a young American, happily installed in a perfect job in England, engaged to a wonderful girl, who is suddenly drafted to a war he disapproves of.What is duty here, what is self-interest, what is cowardice? Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man of the title, is accident-prone, also prone to bring disaster to his friend sand relations. He blames fate. But are we not all accidental, one of his victims asks. Fate and accidents make deep moral dilemmas for the characters in the long and complex tale.
Iris Murdoch (1919–1999) was born in Dublin and brought up in London. She studied philosophy at Cambridge and was a philosophy fellow at St. Anne’s College for 20 years. She published her first novel in 1954 and was instantly recognized as… More about Iris Murdoch
“Iris Murdoch has imposed her alternative world on us as surely as Christopher Columbus or Graham Greene.”—Victoria Glendinning in the Sunday Times (London)
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