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Weymouth Sands (Paperback)

Weymouth Sands (Paperback)

John Cowper Powys

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ISBN 13: 9780879517069
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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.

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.

Praise for Weymouth Sands

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

“I am working my way slowly through [Powy’s] works of which A Glastonbury Romance is the mightiest. Epic in length, this has an important contemporary resonance as all the makings of the modern Glastonbury legends, mirrored and enacted anew at the 1971 Glastonbury Fayre, are prefigured in this remarkable epic tale… Weymouth Sands is a book you can live with for a month or more and immerse yourself. Haunting and powerful, strange, absurd and mysterious.” --The Generalist Blog

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