Jackson's Dilemma

Jackson's Dilemma

Book - 1996 | 1st American ed.
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Baker & Taylor
In a psychological drama, a mysterious, charismatic English butler derails the marriage of his master, a young aristocrat, and his fiancee, sending them both off on strange and dark paths

Blackwell North Amer
Edward Lannion, the young master of Hatting Hall, is about to marry Marian Berran. At Penndean, a nearby house, preparations are under way for the wedding, overseen by the anxious Benet. Family and friends gather for a celebratory dinner on the eve of the ceremony: Marian's sister, Rosalind; Owen Silbery, a well-known, eccentric painter; the nun-like Mildred Smalden; and Tuan, a young friend of Owen's, also known as "the Theology Student." But then there is a sudden and extraordinary event, which changes everything.
Jackson's Dilemma is an entertaining, fast-moving human drama. Edward and Marian, the young couple at the center of the story, are led away onto dark and strange paths, while their friends and lovers are forced to make new and surprising choices. Watching over all of them is Jackson, a mysterious and charismatic figure who becomes Benet's manservant, and who, in guiding the young lovers into the light, has to make his own obscure and agonizing decisions.

Baker
& Taylor

In an intricately plotted psychological drama, a mysterious, charismatic English butler derails the marriage of his master, a young aristocrat, and his fiance+a7e, sending them both off on strange and dark paths. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1996.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780670868155
0670868159
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 24 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 13, 2018

1995 novel that was Iris Murdoch's last before her death in 1999. "The Sea, the Sea" is m;y favorite by her.

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