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286 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. A Tale Of Doomed Love Set In Sussex And New York,with The Carnage Of The First World War Fresh In Its Characters' Minds.
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John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) was born in Derbyshire, brought up in the West Country (the Somerset/Dorset border area was to have a lasting influence on him), went to Cambridge University and then became a teacher and lecturer mainly in the USA where he lived for about thirty years. On returning to the UK, after a short spell in Dorset, he settled in Wales in 1935 where he lived for the rest of his long life.
Those are the bare bones of his life. In some senses they seem unimportant when set alongside his extraordinary writing career. Not only was output prodigious, it was like nothing else in English Literature.
Indeed, George Steiner has made the bold claim that his works are 'the only novels produced by an English writer that can fairly be compared to the fictions of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky'. And even that doesn't touch on their multifarious strangeness.
John Cowper Powys wrote compulsively: letters, diaries, short stories, fantasies, poetry, literary criticism, philosophy and, above all, novels poured out of him. He also wrote a remarkable autobiography.
In addition to his Autobiography his masterpieces are considered to be Wolf Solent, Glastonbury Romance, Weymouth Sands and Porius. But his lesser, or less well-known, works shouldn't be overlooked, they spring from the same weird, mystical, brilliant and obsessive imagination.
John Cowper Powys is a challenging author with an impressive list of admirers. In addition to George Steiner, these have included Robertson Davies, Margaret Drabble, Theodore Dreiser, Henry Miller, J. B. Priestley and Angus Wilson.
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Book Description Macmillan, 1980. Paperback. Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0004911656
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003267657
Book Description Picador, 1980. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Picador 1980 paperback. Pages tanned. A good copy. 0.0. Seller Inventory # ABE-5295332343
Book Description Picador, 1980. Paper Back. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 287 pages. Seller Inventory # 002987
Book Description Pan Books, London, 1980. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Date penned to first page. A nice, crisp copy. ; Picador; 7.5 X 5.0 X 1.0 inches; 287 pages. Seller Inventory # 279580
Book Description Macmillan, 1980. Paperback. Condition: Very Good+. First Paperback Edition. NOT ex-library. Spine uncreased, text clean, shelfwear minimal. Previously unpublished, according to cover. Introduction by Francis Powys. Age-toning to pages. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seller Inventory # 241290
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1980. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. paperback,267 pages,pages browned otherwise very good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 107718
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Book Description Penguin, UK, 1980. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light reading wear. Very clean copy. Seller Inventory # 017587
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