Iris Murdoch

One of the most outstanding British authors of the twentieth century, Iris Murdoch was a writer of multi-layered novels, often of a strong philosophical and psychological bent. The pronounced philosophical aspect to Murdoch’s work is a result of her studies in that subject at Oxford, both before and after World War II. After penning a study of Sartre in 1953, Murdoch began work on her debut novel, Under the Net, which garnered widespread acclaim for its accomplished melding of intellectual heft and sophisticated comedy. Subsequent novels, such as A Severed Head, The Nice and the Good and The Black Prince, all repeated the trick, presenting characters with a range of philosophical viewpoints and interrogating their positions throughout the narrative. Recognition of her extraordinary skill came with a Booker Prize win for The Sea, The Sea in 1978. In 1994 Murdoch was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, and the final few years of her life are documented by her husband John Bayley in Elegy for Iris, which was adapted for the big screen in 2001.

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Fiction by Iris Murdoch 

The Sea, The Sea
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Under The Net
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The Bell
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The Italian Girl
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A Severed Head
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The Time Of The Angels
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The Unicorn
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A Fairly Honourable Defeat
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The Sandcastle
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The Philosopher's Pupil
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The Red and the Green
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The Sacred And Profane Love Machine
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The Black Prince
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The Nice And The Good
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The Flight From The Enchanter
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The Book And The Brotherhood
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A Word Child
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Bruno's Dream
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Iris Murdoch - New Vintage Classic Editions

The Sea, The Sea
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The Black Prince
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The Sandcastle
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Under The Net
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A Fairly Honourable Defeat
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The Bell
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Other Books by Iris Murdoch 

Living on Paper
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Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals
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The Sovereignty of Good
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The Sovereignty of Good
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Sartre
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