In this novel, Glastonbury and its legends, both Christian and pagan, expert a supernatural influence on the life of the town - on the religious revival led by Johnny Geard, on the hard commercial interests of Phil Crow, and on the complex loves, both sacred and sexual, of the town's inhabitants.
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"To encounter [Powys]... is to arrive at the very fount of creation. He makes us witnessof the consuming fire which rages throughout the universe entire and which gives not warmth nor enlightenment, but enduring vision, enduring strength, and enduring courage." -Henry Miller "This is a... great novel. It stands as a gigantic rebuke to a time of minimum-risk writers and readers, and I hope that many among them will be encouraged to attempt it." -The Chicago Tribune"About the Author:
John Cowper Powys is the author of ten novels, including Weymouth Sands and Wolf Solent, as well as many works of criticism and philosophy. Born in Derbyshire, England, he was the son of a vicar, and the descendant of the poets Donne and Cowper.
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