Under the net: a novel

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Chatto & Windus, 1954 - Fiction - 286 pages
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Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers meet with successful bookies and film starlets with frantic philosophers. Jake Donaghue, a likeable young man making his living from translation work and sponging on friends, meets up with an old flame, Anna and is led into a series of fantastic adventures. He is captivated by majestic philosopher, Hugo Belfounder, whose profoundly inconclusive reflections give the book its title, under the net of language.

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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

Absolutely loved reading this again - it was a hoot from start to finish. What an entertaining experience this was. Witty, sharp, hilarious and colourful are the only words I can use to describe this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deea - Goodreads

Iris Murdoch is among my favorite writers. I've read 4 books by her so far (this is the 4th) and I was amazed with her capacity to touch psychology and philosophy at the same time, while focusing on ... Read full review


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Iris Murdoch was one of the twentieth century's most prominent novelists, winner of the Booker Prize for The Sea. She died in 1999.

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