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Aiding and Abetting: A Novel
Aiding and Abetting: A Novel Muriel Spark 0385501536 9780385501538 Muriel Spark, one of Britains greatest living novelists, returns to the literary stage with her most wickedly amusing and subversive novel in years, a savagely witty tale of murder an
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Aiding and Abetting: A Novel by Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark, one of Britains greatest living novelists, returns to the literary stage with her most wickedly amusing and subversive novel in years, a savagely witty tale of murder and escape based on the notorious real-life case of Lord Lucan. A dissolute member of the British aristocracy, Lucky Lucan has been missing since he accidentally murdered his childrens nanny in an abortive attempt on his wifes life. His puzzling disappearance in the mid-seventies created a sensation in Britain and a tantalizing mystery as yet unsolved. In Muriel Sparks daring and sophisticated fictional version of Lucans flight, his adversary is Beate Pappenheim, a fake Bavarian stigmatic who embezzled millions from devout followers before assuming a new identity as a celebrated psychiatrist. These two inhabitants of the farther shores of morality collide memorably in Sparks brilliant new novel, where aiding and abetting Lord Lucans well-padded fugitive life is the name of the beastly upper-class game, and a duel of wits plays out with potentially mortal consequences. The artful murderer meets the master con-woman, but who will emerge victorious? In part a rumination on the nature of evil, in part a damning indictment of upper-class mores, Aiding and Abetting is a dark and dazzling entertainment from a writer whose clear-eyed judgments never intrude upon her narrative legerdemain. Here is proof beyond doubt that Muriel Spark retains her crown as the most distinguished and entertaining moral satirist of her day.

Author: Muriel Spark

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 176

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 2001-02-20

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