"I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme." -- Henry James
One of my top three favorite Iris Murdoch's! For many more reasons than the fact that it contains one of the best gay male couples in all of fiction.
We're reading it for Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club this month!
Too bad it's not in October and you could invite me as a guest lecturer. I've led two book groups on this book as of this writing.