London: Chatto & Windus, 1973. [Modern Literature] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.xviii; 364 . Publisher's purple paper-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. With the blue dust-jacket illustrated by Christopher Cornford, priced at £2.50. Toning to edges, with some light rubbing and bumping to binding and jacket edges. Jacket slightly toned to spine. Very good. In this riveting tale of love and intellectual intrigue, Murdoch gives us a seductive story with ever-mounting action, including suicide, abduction, romantic idylls, murder, and due process of law. Shortlisted for the 1973 Booker Prize. Item #57557
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