A Fairly Honourable Defeat

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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 through a Machiavellian experiment how easily loving couples, caring friends, and devoted siblings can betray their loyalties. 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher ...

A Fairly Honourable Defeat 2002, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099285335

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A Fairly Honourable Defeat 2001, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780141186177

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A Fairly Honourable Defeat 1979, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140033328

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A Fairly Honourable Defeat 1970, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670305339

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A Fairly Honourable Defeat 1970, Chatto & Windus, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780701115340

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