Under The Net

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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.

ISBN: 9780099429074 Author: Murdoch, Iris Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 7th March 2002 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 286 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

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 on his friends. A meeting with Anna, an 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.

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