The Flight from the Enchanter

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The Flight from the Enchanter
Cover of the first edition
Author Iris Murdoch
Cover artist Edward Bawden
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Chatto & Windus
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 287 (paperback edition)

The Flight from the Enchanter is a 1956 novel by Iris Murdoch.

Plot summary[edit]

The novel is a tale of a group of youngsters caught by the spell of the Polish double-barrelled lead character Mischa Fox - the enchanter. They select him to be their god. But he has an alter ego, the fearsome Calvin Blick who complicates things. Rosa Keepe is torn between the two alter egos, and between common sense and dangerous enchantment. The adventurous Annette drops out of school to learn from real life, but gets in over her head, and Peter can't stop obsessing about an ancient script.[1]

Principal characters[edit]

  • Mischa Fox
  • Rosa Keepe
  • Hunter Keepe (Rosa's brother)
  • Annette Cockeyne
  • Peter Saward
  • John Rainborough
  • Calvin Blick (Mischa's right-hand man)