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The Only Problem


Wealthy Canadian scholar Harvey Gotham lives in splendid isolation in France and is working on a book about Job. He loves his wife, Effie, dearly but she has taken to planting bombs in supermarkets and has joined an anarchist group. Here, Spark returns to the Book of Job, which had always fascinated her, and 'the only problem' - the problem of suffering. Why does God allow it? A despairing and exhilarating read, The Only Problem is a masterwork. This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are ...

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The Only Problem
2018, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781846974410

Centenary Edition


The Only Problem
1998, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780140179613


Unknown binding

The Only Problem
1986, Triad Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780586063699

New edition


Only Problem
1985, Perigee Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780399511264

Trade paperback

The Only Problem
1985, Cliffs Notes

ISBN-13: 9780698112704


The Only Problem
1984, Putnam Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780399129872


The Only Problem
1984, Bodley Head, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780370306056


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