Miles Leeson (English, University of Portsmouth) has kindly invited us to post an excerpt from his recently published book, Iris Murdoch: Philosophical Novelist (Continuum 2010). The PDF excerpt below is chapter four of Prof. Leeson’s study (pp. 86-109). The version he provided us is the first page proof of the book, and he wanted us to note that there are only slight variations from the finished text.
Correspondence for Prof. Leeson can be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact him at that address if you would like to purchase a discounted copy of the book (£42).