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    FREE READ Henry and Cato Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ DOWNLOAD ô TACUAREMBOFC.CO ↠ Iris Murdoch This is not a book I would recommend to anyone who is new to Iris Murdoch but in some ways it is very typical The book splits into roughly three sections which are very different in character and I am not convinced it works as a unified wholeThe two central characters are Henry who is the second son of a family that owns a substantial house and grounds known as Laxlingden who has been living in America teaching

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    EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ As with all of Iris Murdoch's books Henry and Cato is an unpredictable story with really thought provoking aspects It features two friends who meet up again as mature adults each facing a life crisis Henry is a wealthy landowner who

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    EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] Henry and Cato are young adult Brits who were once school chums Both are moving through a crisis of personal meaning Henry having spent a lifetime resenting the injustice of being the younger son unable to inherit the estate suddenly finds himself the heir and promptly moves to rid himself of it all evicting his mother in

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    FREE READ Henry and Cato Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] The Hungerford Railway Bridge built in Victorian times was replaced in 2002 and re christened the Golden Jubilee Bridge The old wrought iron Hungerford Bridge is where this story opens It's a subtle reminder to the contemporary reader of how Murdoch draws on a style and setting rooted in the 19th century despite the post war exist

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    DOWNLOAD ô TACUAREMBOFC.CO ↠ Iris Murdoch EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ or less finished rushed the last chapters at the library just before returning it finally I'm happy that I did b

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    FREE READ Henry and Cato EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] 35 starsHenry and Cato the two title characters of Iris Murdoch’s eighteenth novel are young men in their early

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    EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] I enjoy Iris Murdoch's novels so much Oh to get lost in these worlds alongside these idiosyncratic characters Murdoch's immersive works are always a guaranteed win for me I thoroughly enjoyed Henry and CatoHenry is an art history professor who has grown to hate art His childhood friend Cato is a priest who no longer believes in God

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    FREE READ Henry and Cato Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] Never have I read a book full of such unlikeable characters I thought maybe I could find something I liked about the main characters

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    EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] DOWNLOAD ô TACUAREMBOFC.CO ↠ Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ Iris Murdoch writes strange novels There’s an element of the grotesue in them that is not uite the same as say a Gothic novel or especially an American novel but her characters are often uite capable of true horrors and awfulness without the kind of severity and cruelty of a Heathcliff but also not with the kind of detached irony

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    EBOOK / PDF [Henry and Cato] About once a year I need an Iris Murdoch fix Her books are dense complex often difficult to read but always compelling and thought provoking This one is no exceptionImmersed in HENRY and CATO I couldn't help but wonder what it would have been like to know Iris Murdoch Certainly I wouldn't have had the intellectual gravity to appeal to her as a friend but I would have loved to sit with her at a dinner party or observe

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FREE READ Henry and Cato

FREE READ Henry and Cato DOWNLOAD ô TACUAREMBOFC.CO ↠ Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ Petty criminal who may or may not be capable of salvation Cato's father and sister Colette wait anxiously to welcome Cato back to sanit. Iris Murdoch writes strange novels There s an element of the grotesue in them that is not uite the same as say a Gothic novel or especially an American novel but her characters are often uite capable of true horrors and awfulness without the kind of severity and cruelty of a Heathcliff but also not with the kind of detached irony of a parodic or satirical one On the other hand characters like Charles Arrowby might just be the most cruelly ironic evil character I can imagineIn this novel though it s something in the middle of all that We have Henry recently returned to London to collect his birthright after the death of his brother Sandy and we have Cato a struggling priest whose best efforts to let his cloth hide his suppressed homosexuality are failing Henry s and Cato s have a past together and as the title of the novel suggests a future We begin with a salacious scene of Cato throwing a hidden gun off a bridge into the river which sets a kind of tone for the novel but so one of reversals than certaintiesAs the novel progresses Henry is generally not a good person but also not evil and Cato is complex and interesting than his initial few moments suggest They become entangled as Beautiful Joe a protege of Cato s has his eyes on Henry s money and hatches a plan to win it Henry for his part befriend and then falls in love with Stephanie his dead brother s apparent fiance while fending off Collette Cato s teen sister who falls for HenryAll of this swirls and swirls to handful of climactic collisionsThe novel then is a kind of modernish and ironic sort of Brighton Rock the novel by Graham Greene without so much of the Catholic parts and told not from the narrative perspective of Pinkie the embodiment of lapsed evil but from those around him It s an interesting book and uite readable some of her later novels are repetitive and tedious at times but ultimately it never uite has the punch of say The Black Prince or absolute magic of The Sea The Sea Buried Mountain Secrets just be the most cruelly ironic evil character I can imagineIn this novel though it s something in the middle of all that We have Henry recently returned to London to collect his birthright after the death of his brother Sandy and we have Cato a struggling priest whose best efforts to let his cloth hide his suppressed homosexuality are failing Henry s and Cato s have a past together and as the title of the novel suggests a future We begin with a salacious scene of Cato throwing a hidden gun off a bridge into the river which sets a kind of tone for the novel but so one of reversals than certaintiesAs the novel progresses Henry is generally not a good person but also not evil and Cato is complex and interesting than his initial few moments suggest They become entangled as Beautiful Joe a protege of Cato s has his eyes on Henry s money and hatches a plan to win it Henry for his part befriend and then falls in love with Stephanie his dead brother s apparent fiance while fending off Collette Cato s teen sister who falls for HenryAll of this swirls and swirls to handful of climactic collisionsThe novel then is a kind of modernish and ironic sort of Brighton Rock the novel by Graham Greene without so much of the Catholic parts and told not from the narrative perspective of Pinkie the embodiment of lapsed evil but from those around him It s an interesting book and uite readable some of her later novels are repetitive and tedious at times but ultimately it never uite has the punch of say The Black Prince or absolute magic of The Sea The Sea

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FREE READ Henry and Cato DOWNLOAD ô TACUAREMBOFC.CO ↠ Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ This is the story of two prodigal sons Henry returns from a self imposed exile in America to an unforeseen inheritance of wealth and la. This is not a book I would recommend to anyone who is new to Iris Murdoch but in some ways it is very typical The book splits into roughly three sections which are very different in character and I am not convinced it works as a unified wholeThe two central characters are Henry who is the second son of a family that owns a substantial house and grounds known as Laxlingden who has been living in America teaching at a minor college in Illinois and Cato who has embraced Catholicism and is living in an idealistic but failing city mission in West London Sandy Henry s brother and heir to the family fortune has died in an accident and Henry finds himself returning to England to inherit everything Meanwhile Cato is embroiled with the beautiful Joe a troubled petty criminal from a difficult family background In the dramatic opening Cato is seen disposing of a gun by dropping it from Hungerford Bridge at nightI found the next part rather dull I had very little interest in why Cato embraced religion or in his subseuent loss of faith or in Henry s frankly bizarre plan to divest himself of his unwanted fortune charitably As always with Murdoch couples form for decidedly strange reasons Cato s sister Colette is obsessed with Henry but Henry is pursuing Stephanie a woman who he discovers when he goes to investigate Sandy s secret London flat Meanwhile Henry s mother Gerda has a platonic dependency on an older former poet Lucius who also lives at LaxlingdenAbout halfway through the plot takes a bizarre twist and becomes a kidnap thriller but the final section in the aftermath is different in tone once again Murdoch is always interesting to read and at times this book threatens to develop into something interesting but overall it seems like a lesser work and there are much better places to start reading her oeuvre

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FREE READ Henry and Cato DOWNLOAD ô TACUAREMBOFC.CO ↠ Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch ↠ 1 READ Nd in England and to his mother His friend Cato is struggling with two passions one for a God who may or may not exist the other for a. 35 starsHenry and Cato the two title characters of Iris Murdoch s eighteenth novel are young men in their early thirties who were friends as children yet have grown apart as the years have gone by Ostensibly it appears there is nothing they have in common apart from mutual acuaintances Henry is a low level college professor in America Cato a Catholic priest yet at the time of the novel they are both at pivotal moments in their life looking for change and something outside themselves to propel thisAt the beginning of the novel Henry is looking to make his mark on the world and speaks of becoming something permanent significant and monumental his inheritance of the family property allows him to follow this dream regardless of how it affects those around him and he really is a selfish arrogant sod He adores art and almost seems to have the same spiritual experience from looking at certain paintings like Diana and Actaeon as Cato does from his religion Ironically Cato is struggling with his own faith and is reminiscent of Michael Mead in The Bell particularly because of his feelings about a particular man in his life For Cato it is the reprobate Beautiful Joe who is a catalyst for much that takes place in the novel including much of Cato s soul searching which as in The Bell became too lengthy for me and slowed down my reading for Cato s chaptersOther characters that feature include Lucius Gerda s long term guest who was probably the most sympathetic character for me an aging poet who has been kept for so long that he no longer has the skills to survive in the real world We also have Cato s father John Forbes a strident man who believes that education is the only worthwhile path to follow Colette his daughter who is one of those willowy young women that populate Murdoch s novels leading with her heart and pining for love and finally Stephanie who despite her opaueness and apparent fragility is surprisingly intriguing and for me it is the women who are the most enjoyable element of this novelOften where women are concerned however there is a great deal of misogyny Henry and John Forbes are both misogynistic believing that they are sympathetic to women while at the same time convinced that they know what s best for the women in their lives and that they are weak and stupid An example from John He had always fought for women s liberation he had fought to his best knowledge for Colette s liberation But there was a kind of invincible stupidity in the other sex which simply asked for bullying After all it had taken them practically the whole of recorded history to invent a simple idea like the brasserie Ironically by the end of the novel it is the women who have got what they wanted and while going through events far tougher than Henry and John have experienced have managed to come out the other side happy and content in the case of Gerda and Colette and stronger and better euipped in the case of Stephanie There are moments of suspense as with the scheme to obtain some of Henry s money and there are moments of mild humor usually involving Lucius there are also some beautiful descriptions of the Hall and its grounds yet I never felt captivated by this book I don t think it helped that this is one of those Iris Murdoch novels where the discussion of religion plays a large part something that I struggle with and while her novels are often filled with dislikable characters Henry is almost too much So not the most successful reading experience but still much to admire and enjoy as always when reading a novel by Murdoch

  • Paperback
  • 400
  • Henry and Cato
  • Iris Murdoch
  • English
  • 28 March 2020
  • 9780140045697