- Hardcover: 311 pages
- Publisher: Viking (1964)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001HAM334
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Iris Murdoch's seventh novel, The Unicorn (1963), reads like a latter day Castle of Otranto. The story is told alternately through the eyes of Marian Taylor, a young woman engaged... Read morePublished 9 days ago by M. Buzalka
Atmospheric verging on suffocating. The story is of a woman who is in self-imposed exile after an accident where she then fled to New York. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Victoria Craven
This book starts out looking like formulaic Gothic mystery, but that's not what it is. The Unicorn is an imprisoned woman who takes part in her own imprisonment. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carol Mannchen
To read iris Murcdoch is always a pleasure. Her choice of Words, her descriptions are superb, men the Again that its, what you expect.Published 9 months ago by Inge Parish
Enjoyed this read and found the story gripping.
Beautiful use of language as you'd expect. I am revisiting works of iris Murdoch and it has been a joy.
This was Iris attempting a soap opera, Gothic novel and she actually did a damned good job for a well-educated philosopher. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jenn
When I finished to read this novel, my imagination fell on a cauldron, it was similar to the cauldron of Macbeth surrounded by witches. Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Italo Perazzoli
Loved the book - it will go into my collection of unicorns - waiting for the next book to come outPublished on June 29, 2012 by Janet Cooper
This is an older book by a great author that was a pleasure to read. The author draws you into the mysterious world and you are hooked until the dramatic conclusion. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by BiffNYC