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Weymouth Sands
     

Weymouth Sands

by John Cowper Powys
 

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By the author of A Glastonbury Romance, a modern classic of psychological insight and humanity

Along with Wolf Solent, A Glastonbury Romance and Maiden Castle, this modern classic originally published in 1934, forms the quartet that "are just about the only novels produced by an English writer that can fairly be compared with the

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By the author of A Glastonbury Romance, a modern classic of psychological insight and humanity

Along with Wolf Solent, A Glastonbury Romance and Maiden Castle, this modern classic originally published in 1934, forms the quartet that "are just about the only novels produced by an English writer that can fairly be compared with the fictions of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky." (George Steiner, The New Yorker). Drawing on his vivid childhood memories of the seaside town of Weymouth, Powys creates a striking collection of human oddities, through which he shows his deep sympathy for the variety, the eccentricity, the essential loneliness of human beings.

"To encounter Powys is to arrive at the very fount of creation." --Henry Miller

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Library Journal
The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in Powys, with many of his books returning to print. Those who have read him know that his novels encompass a great deal. This 1934 title follows the lives of protagonist Jobber Skald and the inhabitants of the British seaside town of Weymouth Sands. Skald holds a secret desire to kill a brutish quarry owner and a secret love for Perdita Wane. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879517069
Publisher:
Overlook
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
567
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.94(h) x 1.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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