Under the Net

Under the Net

Iris Murdoch


A comedian novel approximately paintings and love, wealth and fame

Jake Donaghue, garrulous artist, meets Hugo Bellfounder, silent philosopher.

Jake, hack author and sponger, now penniless flat-hunter, seeks out an previous female friend, Anna Quentin, and her glamorous actress sister, Sadie. He resumes acquaintance with the bold Hugo, whose ‘philosophy’ he as soon as presumptuously dared to interpret. those conferences contain Jake and his eccentric servant-companion, Finn, in a chain of adventures that come with the abduction of a film-star puppy and a political rebellion on a movie set of historical Rome. Jake, involved, longs to benefit Hugo’s mystery. possibly Hugo’s key is Hugo himself? Admonished, enlightened, Jake hopes ultimately to turn into a true author.

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