A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch

A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Iris Murdoch

512 pages first pub 1970 (editions)

fiction classics challenging reflective slow-paced

Description

Everyone is thinking about Julius King. For comfortable, long-married Hilda and Rupert, he is a mystery. For Morgan, Hilda’s tormented sister, he is an obsession. For Morgan’s abandoned husband, Tallis, he is the source of ruin. For Simon and Axel...

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Community Reviews Summary of 201 reviews

Moods

dark 60%
reflective 60%
emotional 52%
funny 43%
tense 39%
challenging 34%
sad 30%
mysterious 21%
adventurous 8%
lighthearted 8%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 38%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 23%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 33% | Yes: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 55% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 95% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.92

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