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The Book and the Brotherhood

(1987)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Many years ago Gerard Hernshaw and his friends 'commissioned' one of their number to write a political book. Time passes and opinions change. 'Why should we go on supporting a book which we detest?' Rose Curtland asks. 'The brotherhood of Western intellectuals versus the book of history,' Jenkin Riderhood suggests. The theft of a wife further embroils the situation. Moral indignation must be separated from political disagreement. Tamar Hernshaw has a different trouble and a terrible secret. Can one die of shame? In another quarter a suicide pact seems the solution. Duncan Cambus thinks that, since it is a tragedy, someone must die. Someone dies. Rose, who has gone on loving without hope, at least deserves a reward.



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September 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book and the Brotherhood
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-7011-3251-5 / 978-0-7011-3251-4 (UK edition)
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February 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book and the Brotherhood
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ISBN: 0-670-81912-3 / 978-0-670-81912-6 (USA edition)
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December 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book & the Brotherhood
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-517-02631-7 / 978-0-517-02631-1 (USA edition)
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January 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Book and the Brotherhood
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ISBN: 1-4177-0298-2 / 978-1-4177-0298-5 (USA edition)
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April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book And The Brotherhood
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-09-943354-0 / 978-0-09-943354-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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September 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book And the Brotherhood (Penguin fiction)
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-14-010470-4 / 978-0-14-010470-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Title: The Book And The Brotherhood
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
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January 1989 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book and the Brotherhood
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