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Under the Net By Iris Murdoch

Under the Net
by Iris Murdoch

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Jake Donaghue is a drifting, clever, likeable young man who makes a living as a translator and by sponging on his friends. A meeting again, after some years, with Anna, an old flame, leads him into a series of fantastic adventures.
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Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookies, and film starlets with frantic philosophers. Its hero, Jake Donaghue, is a drifting, clever, likeable young man, who makes a living out of translation work and sponging off his friends. A meeting with Anna, and old flame, leads him into a series of fantastic adventures. Jake is captivated by a majestic philosopher, Hugo Belfounder, whose profound and inconclusive reflections give the book its title - under the net of language. Robust, full of flavour and panache, here is a rare novel that makes one laugh and think in equal measure.

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Under the Net Reviews


'Iris Murdoch has imposed her alternative world on us as surely as Christopher Columbus or Graham Greene' Sunday Times

About Iris Murdoch


Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne's college. One of this century's finest and most influential novelists, and a distinguished philosopher, she was published by Chatto from her first novel, Under the Net in 1954 to her last, Jackson's Dilemma in 1995. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999.

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GOR001201109
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2003-08-07
528
0099458446
9780099458449
N/A
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