An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch

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A complex Shakespearean comedy of intertwined relationships, as nine closely linked characters search for love.
     After his wife's death, Hugh contemplates returning to his former mistress. His son, Randall, longs to abandon his shapeless marriage for a perfect partner. Randall's young daughter, Miranda, is adored by her Australian cousin Penn, but has attachments elsewhere. Her mother Ann has her own private dream, while taking upon herself the strains and pains of all the others. Impelled by affection, lust and illusion, these characters search for love within a tightly woven web.


About Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch was one of the twentieth century's most prominent novelists, winner of the Booker Prize for The Sea. She died in 1999.
Published September 21, 1962 by The Viking Press. 348 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hugh's son Randall, meanwhile, is madly in love with Emma's companion/secretary Lindsey—who may or may not be having an affair with her employer—while Randall's wife Ann yearns for Mildred's brother Felix, who, in turn, has always secretly adored her.

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