John Bayley





John Bayley


Born
in Lahore, Pakistan
March 27, 1925

Died
January 12, 2015

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Professor John Bayley CBE, FBA, FRSL is a British literary critic and writer.

Bayley was born in Lahore, British India, and educated at Eton, where he studied under G. W. Lyttelton, who also taught Aldous Huxley, J. B. S. Haldane, George Orwell and Cyril Connolly. After leaving Eton, he went on to take a degree at New College, Oxford. From 1974 to 1992, Bayley was Warton Professor of English at Oxford. He is also a novelist and writes literary criticism for several newspapers. He edited Henry James' The Wings of the Dove and a two-volume selection of James' short stories.

From 1956 until her death in 1999, he was married to the writer Dame Iris Murdoch. When she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he wrote the book Iris: A Memoir of Iris
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Elegy for Iris

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Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

3.87 avg rating — 612 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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Iris and Her Friends

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Widower's House

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The Iris Trilogy

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Tolstoy and the Novel

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