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Read & download µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Iris Murdoch A Fairly Honourable Defeat Download ☆ 109 Iris Murdoch µ 9 Free read In a dark comedy of errors Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by Julius a cynical intellectual who decides to demonstrate through a Machiavelli. I have enjoyed this book a lot I have found it humorous Never was I bored From the start to the finish my head was busy The story focuses on character portrayal rather than plot Events circle around nine characters Only nine there are no subsidiary figures We start with a husband and wife Rupert and Hilda Foster It is their twentieth wedding anniversary They have a solid marriage They have a son named Peter He is at Cambridge Into the picture is drawn Hilda s younger sister Morgan Browne Morgan s jilted husband Tallis Browne and Tallis elderly father named Leonard He has an ache is it arthritis Two family members left to be mentioned are Rupert s younger homosexual brother Simon Foster and his partner Axel Nilsson One character remains He is not part of the family Let s call him the disturbing outside element He is a biochemist named Julius King These are the nine characters All nine live in the world of academia university lecturers and a student writers and authors a scientist individuals concerned with the arts and design philosophy literature semantics philology Conversations revolve around philosophizing and theorizing at times leaning towards the esoteric All are well to do One s attention is drawn to understanding each of the nine their personalities and the complicated relationships existing between them No relationship is simple or straightforward Each character has opinions about the others It is up to the reader to figure out what is true and what is not The focus is on how each behaves and why they behave as they do What are the underlying motivations One observes a split between elegant philosophical reasoning and realityOne can uestion if plot events are realistic Could would what happens here occur In the given situations that arise what the characters say and do seem reasonable natural feasible The conseuences turn out disastrous How did this happen you ask And yet as a whole that which unrolls seems unbelievable This you find yourself thinking about too One element of the story I did not like view spoilerthat Julius had during the war been incarcerated at the concentration camp Bergen Belsen This is thrown in at the very end Is it meant as an explanation for his bizarre behavior If this is what is implied it is not adeuately developed hide spoiler Surrender To The Millionaire Harleuin Presents portrays the mischief wrought by Julius a cynical intellectual who decides to demonstrate through a Machiavelli. 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  • Paperback
  • 432
  • A Fairly Honourable Defeat
  • Iris Murdoch
  • English
  • 04 February 2020
  • 9780141186177