Iris Murdoch had a long and distinguished dual career as a major
twentieth-century English novelist and an influential moral
philosopher. She was born on 15th July 1919 in Dublin
and christened Jean Iris Murdoch. Her father was Wills John Hughes
Murdoch who came from sheep-farming stock in Co. Down, Northern
Ireland, and her mother …
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White, Frances Clare Patricia. "Dame Iris Murdoch". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 November 2006
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