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He told her quite frankly, in that first real conversation they had together on the little secluded bench in theS outh London park about all the morbid sufferings of his years in America and his final mental collapse. He even indicated to her while the sound of grassmowing came to them over the rain-wet tulips some of the most secret causes of this event; his savage reaction, for instance, against the circle he was thrown into there; his unhappy habit of deadly introspection; his aching nostalgia for things less murderously new and raw. He explained how his mental illness had taken so dangerous, so unlooked for a shape, that it was only by the merest chance he had escaped long incarceration. No; it was not that he concealed anything. It was rather that she experienced a remote uneasy feeling that, say what he might, and in a certain sense he said too much rather than too little she did not really understand him.
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John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) lived in the United States as well as his native England. The author of ten novels, including A Glastonbury Romance, Weymouth Sands, and Maiden Castle, as well as many works of criticism and philosophy, he was the son of a vicar and a descendant of the poets Donne and Cowper.
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Book Description -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Rodmoor This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780356045320
Book Description - -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780356045320
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR005370400
Book Description TBS The Book Service Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Ex Library Edition, with all usual stamps and markings. In VERY GOOD overall condition, with some signs of previous ownership. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. Seller Inventory # mon0000769138
Book Description Macdonald 1973-10-11, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Poor. Very little shelf wear, with very gentle creases to plastic coated dust jacket. Previous owners name and date on flysheet. Contents clean, appears unread. Book. Seller Inventory # 015462-8
Book Description Macdonald, London, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. Green cloth in solid, used condition with a chipped dust jacket, ex-library with the usual markings, the first UK edition Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 064325
Book Description Macdonald, London, 1974. First published in the USA IN 1916 by G Arnold Shaw. First published in Great Britain by Macdonald in 1973. This is a second impression, 1974. Hardback. 460p. Green cloth boards. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. 'Rodmoor' is a novel of fate, a strange and elemental creation of a type as rare as it is fascinating. Later in his career John Cowper Powys was to outgrow its particular view of human nature, to achieve work of greater scope and complexity. yet in isolating the strands of that web of circumstances within which a single life is lived and in tracing the inexorable advance of that life towards the fulfilment of a tragic destiny, this novel is like no other that he produced. Book in very good condition. Faint mark to upper board. Dust jacket in good condition. Unclipped. A little edge wear and some soiling. Spine faded. Internal surfaces of the jacket have some writing by (presumably) a previous owner that suggest the jacket spent a period of time reversed to protect the outer printed faces. Seller Inventory # 1306082
Book Description Macdonald, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 2nd Edition. unread book , no inscriptions , slight spinal fade to jacket ,else as new. Seller Inventory # sc1774
Book Description TBS The Book Service Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. worn edges of wrapper. Seller Inventory # 102180
Book Description MacDonald, London, 1974. Cloth with dust wrapper. Condition: Good. Second Impression. 460 pag Size: 1L6. Seller Inventory # 024162