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Powys, John Cowper 1872-1963

Overview
Works: 688 works in 2,223 publications in 9 languages and 36,958 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Editor, Dedicatee, Translator
Classifications: PR6031.O867, 823.912
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Most widely held works by John Cowper Powys
Wolf Solent; a novel by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
109 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wolf Solent moves to Dorsetshire and discovers "a world of pagan splendor and medieval insularity."--Cover
A Glastonbury romance by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
67 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The meaning of culture by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
43 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weymouth Sands : a novel by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
46 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tells the story of Jobber Skald, a large, somewhat brutish man, obsessed with the urge to kill the local magnate of the town because of the man's contempt for the workers of the local quarry and his redeeming love for Perdita Wane, a young girl from the Channel Islands."--P. [4] of cover
Maiden castle by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
45 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the center of the novel is the aptly named Dud No-man, a historical novelist widowed after a yearlong unconsummated marriage to a woman who continues to haunt him. Inspired by pity and his own deep loneliness, Dud takes Wizzie Ravelston, an itinerant circus performer, into his home and heart. Their awkward yet endearing efforts to create a life together unfold in counterpoint to the romantic and familial relationships that sizzle and simmer in the village of Dorchester. Yet even as the characters in Maiden Castle struggle with the perplexities of love, desire and faith - readjusting their sights and affections - it is the looming fortress of Maiden Castle that exerts the otherworldly force that irrevocably determines the course of their lives."--Jacket
Porius : a romance of the Dark Ages by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
33 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a Roman fort in Wales at the turn of the sixth century, Porius, the son of a reigning prince, is aided by Merlin the magician, Nineue, and Medrawd in a battle for cultural survival
Visions and revisions : a book of literary devotions by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
29 editions published between 1915 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1915 collection of literary essays reflects the author's conviction that such essays should ideally convey to readers the impact of an author or work of fiction upon the critic: no more and no less. The artists covered include Rabelais, Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, Nietzsche, Hardy, Poe, and Whitman, among other greats
Enjoyment of literature by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
7 editions published between 1938 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owen Glendower, an historical novel by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
30 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rabelais : his life, the story told by him, selections therefrom here newly translated, and an interpretation of his genius and his religion by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
24 editions published between 1948 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of happiness by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
30 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript draft of a book published by J. Lane (London, 1935)
One hundred best books, with commentary and an essay on Books and reading by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
25 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1916 roughly chronological appraisal begins with the Psalms of David and ends with The Oxford Book of English Verse . Powys lists and comments on canonical favorites by Homer, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Austen, as well as works by lesser-known authors such as Walter Pater, Gilbert Cannan, Vincent O'Sullivan, and Oliver Onions
A philosophy of solitude by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rodmoor : a romance by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
31 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suspended judgments, essays on books and sensations by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
24 editions published between 1916 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In defence of sensuality by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
24 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brazen head by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
25 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om Roger Bacon
Three fantasies by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dostoievsky by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
16 editions published between 1946 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wood and stone; a romance by John Cowper Powys ( Book )
25 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wood and Stone was John Cowper Powys' first novel published in 1915. It is no prentice-work however - the author was already in his forties. The novel is set in the area of south Somerset that John Cowper Powys grew up in. The village of Nevilton is based on Montacute where his father was vicar for many years. When he wrote it Powys was living in the USA and it is perhaps this absence that accounts for the heightened vividness of the descriptive writing. Powys deploys a large and wonderfully delineated cast of characters. They are loosely divided between 'the well-constituted' and 'the ill-c
 
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Alternative Names
Cowper Powys, John
Cowper Powys, John 1872-1963
Powys, John C. 1872-1963
Powys, John Cowper
ポウイス, J. クーパー
ポウイス, ジョン・クーパー
Languages
English (741)
German (19)
French (11)
Swedish (2)
Dutch (2)
Hungarian (1)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
Czech (1)
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