"Under the Net" is a novel by Iris Murdoch, published in 1954. It is a philosophical and comedic novel that tells the story of Jake Donaghue, a young man living in London who is struggling to find his place in the world. Jake is a writer and an idealist who is drawn into a series of adventures and misadventures as he tries to make sense of the world and his place in it.
The novel explores themes of identity, love, and the search for meaning, and is known for its wit and intelligence. It is a classic of 20th century literature and has received widespread acclaim for its portrayal of the human condition. "Under the Net" is a must-read for anyone interested in philosophical fiction and the works of Iris Murdoch.