The Flight From The Enchanter
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The Flight From The Enchanter

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Annette runs away from her finishing school but learns more than she bargained for in the real world beyond; the fierce and melacholy Rosa is torn between two Polish brothers; Peter is obsessed by an indecipherable ancient script. This is a story of a group of people under a spell, and the centre of it all is the mysterious Mischa Fox, the enchanter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 281.23g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099283697
  • 9780099283690
  • 217,127

About Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919. She read Classics at Somerville College, Oxford, and after working in the Treasury and abroad, was awarded a research studentship in philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 1948 she returned to Oxford as fellow and tutor at St Anne's College and later taught at the Royal College of Art. Until her death in 1999, she lived in Oxford with her husband, the academic and critic, John Bayley. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1987 and in the 1997 PEN Awards received the Gold Pen for Distinguished Service to Literature. Iris Murdoch made her writing debut in 1954 with Under the Net. Her twenty-six novels include the Booker prize-winning The Sea, The Sea (1978), the James Tait Black Memorial prize-winning The Black Prince (1973) and the Whitbread prize-winning The Sacred and Profane Love Machine (1974). Her philosophy includes Sartre: Romantic Rationalist (1953) and Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals (1992); other philosophical writings, including The Sovereignty of Good (1970), are collected in Existentialists and Mystics (1997).show more

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"A spirited fantasia in several keys...brilliant, witty and original" * Sunday Times * "Miss Murdoch's prose has music even as it has intelligence and wit" * Spectator *show more

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'A spirited fantasia in several keys...brilliant, witty and original' Sunday Times Annette runs away from her finishing school but learns more than she bargained for in the real world beyond; the fierce and melacholy Rosa is torn between two Polish brothers; Peter is obsessed by an indecipherable ancient script. This is a story of a group of people under a spell, and the centre of it all is the mysterious Mischa Fox, the enchanter. See also: Under the Netshow more

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"A spirited fantasia in several keys...brilliant, witty and original"show more

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649 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 21% (136)
4 39% (251)
3 32% (208)
2 7% (46)
1 1% (8)
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