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Something Special (Vintage Classics)

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Description for Something Special (Vintage Classics) Paperback. Yvonne believes there's more to life than marriage to Sam, the young man who's courting her. But when she tries to have fun, she gets caught up in a fracas in a bar. Sam's idea of "something special" meanwhile is to take her to St Stephen's Green later that night to show her a ghostly tree! Illustrator(s): McCurdy, Michael. Num Pages: 80 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 130 x 7. Weight in Grams: 56.
Something Special was previously unpublished except in a 1950s anthology and in Japan, and rediscovered after her death. It is the only short story that Iris Murdoch ever wrote for publication.Set in Dublin, against the vividly recognisable backdrop of the writer's native city in the late fifties, Something Special is the story of Yvonne, an ordinary, bold young Irish woman who believes there's more to life than marriage to Sam, the respectable young man who's courting her. Written with verve and characteristic sly humour, it moves to a surprising climax and conclusion - a poignant, strangely haunting story about the ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

Reviews for Something Special (Vintage Classics)
Iris Murdoch is among the most gifted descriptive and narrative writers in English - and certainly one of the most entertaining.
New York Review of Books
A power of intellect quite exceptional in a novelist.
Sunday Times
She is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour.
The Times
A delight for Murdoch enthusiasts. ... Read more

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