The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch

A brilliant mythical drama about well-meaning people trapped in a war of spiritual forces Marian Taylor, who has come as a “companion” to a lovely woman in a remote castle, becomes aware that her employer is a prisoner, not only of her obsessions, but of an unforgiving husband. Hannah, the Unicorn, seemingly an image of persecuted virtue, fascinates those who surround her, some of whom plan to rescue her from her dream of redemptive suffering. But is she an innocent victim, a guilty woman, a mad woman, or a witch? Is her spiritual life really some evil enchantment? If she is forcibly liberated will she die? The ordinary, sensible people survive, and are never sure whether they have understood.

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The 2235th greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Unicorn Hardcover 8172877 $469.79 $2.00 1963
The Unicorn Paperback 835423 $4.99 $0.01 1987
The Unicorn Paperback 6957814 $0.01
Unicorn, The Paperback 9358278 $9.36
The Unicorn Kindle Edition 430282 $9.99 1987
The Unicorn Hardcover 2878388 $70.00 $6.66 1963
Unicorn Paperback 6337150 $7.84 $0.77
The Unicorn Mass Market Paperback 7937820 $2.00
The Unicorn Paperback 12455999 $2.50
Unicorn, The Paperback 11116419 $4.10 1966