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An Accidental Man

(1971)
A novel by

 
 
This is the story of the comic and yet relentless struggle for survival of Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man. Austin is one of those people who needs to survive through the destruction of others. The others, in Austin's case, include his successful elder brother, Matthew, and the women who, one after the other, are so touchingly convinced that they can 'save' him. In this latter role we meet Austin's estranged wife, Dorina, a crazed angel, and Austin's far from angelic alcoholic landlady, Mitzi. Other women interest themselves too in Austin's fate, with hilarious and appalling results. An Accidental Man is a novel of extraordinary scope and variety in which Iris Murdoch's astonishing fertility of mind and unerring narrative skill are most felicitously combined.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Accidental Man
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-7011-1821-0 / 978-0-7011-1821-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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August 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Accidental Man
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-7011-3262-0 / 978-0-7011-3262-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Accidental Man
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-670-10208-3 / 978-0-670-10208-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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June 1971 : Hardback
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Title: Accidental Man
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 9997411927 / 978-9997411921
Publisher: Viking Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Man (Vintage classics)
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-09-943356-7 / 978-0-09-943356-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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April 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Man
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-14-003611-3 / 978-0-14-003611-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Man
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-586-04801-4 / 978-0-586-04801-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Triad Books
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June 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Accidental Man
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-446-78013-8 / 978-0-446-78013-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Accidental Man (Vintage classics)
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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March 1988 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: AN Accidental Man
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Penguin Books
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