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 2270th greatest fiction book of all time

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Unicorn, The Paperback 9358278 $9.36
The Unicorn Hardcover 2878388 $70.00 $6.66 1963
The Unicorn Mass Market Paperback 7937820 $2.00
The Unicorn Paperback 13466620 $0.78
The Unicorn Paperback 12455999 $2.50
Unicorn, The Paperback 11116419 $4.10 1966
The Unicorn Hardcover 8172877 $469.79 $2.00 1963
The Unicorn (A Novel) Hardcover 10188602 $3.91
The Unicorn Kindle Edition 713863 $9.99 1987
The Unicorn Paperback 594812 $10.89 $2.38 1987
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Unicorn Paperback 6337150 $7.84 $0.77