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Powys, John Cowper 1872-1963

Overview
Works: 660 works in 2,510 publications in 11 languages and 37,695 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Translator, Other, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: PR6031.O867, 823.912
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Wolf Solent; a novel by John Cowper Powys( Book )

166 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,756 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 )

100 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,385 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 )

49 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maiden castle by John Cowper Powys( Book )

56 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 994 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
Weymouth Sands : a novel by John Cowper Powys( Book )

51 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 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."--Page 4 of cover
Porius : a romance of the Dark Ages by John Cowper Powys( Book )

39 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new, and first complete, edition of the novel substantiates both Steiner's judgement and Powys's claim for Porius as his masterpiece
Visions and revisions : a book of literary devotions by John Cowper Powys( Book )

38 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1915 volume offers essays on prominent authors and poets throughout the ages, including John Keats and Dante
Owen Glendower, an historical novel by John Cowper Powys( Book )

36 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoyment of literature by John Cowper Powys( Book )

7 editions published between 1938 and 1994 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of happiness by John Cowper Powys( Book )

40 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and French and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript draft of a book published by J. Lane (London, 1935)
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 )

31 editions published between 1948 and 1990 in English and French and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defence of sensuality by John Cowper Powys( Book )

32 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in English and French and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophy of solitude by John Cowper Powys( Book )

17 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodmoor : a romance by John Cowper Powys( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspended judgments, essays on books and sensations by John Cowper Powys( Book )

27 editions published between 1916 and 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brazen head by John Cowper Powys( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om Roger Bacon
Dostoievsky by John Cowper Powys( Book )

25 editions published between 1946 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three fantasies by John Cowper Powys( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred best books, with commentary and an essay on Books and reading by John Cowper Powys( Book )

27 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 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
Wood and stone; a romance by John Cowper Powys( Book )

30 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in English and French and held by 319 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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Porius : a romance of the Dark Ages
Alternative Names
Cowper Powys, John

Cowper Powys, John 1872-1963

John Cowper Powys British writer, lecturer and philosopher

John Cowper Powys britisk poet

John Cowper Powys Brits dichter (1872-1963)

John Cowper Powys brittisk poet

John Cowper Powys scrittore britannico

John Cowper Powys walisischer Dichter und Schriftsteller

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 (889)

French (73)

German (26)

Swedish (6)

Hungarian (5)

Polish (3)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Japanese (1)

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Czech (1)

Covers
A Glastonbury romanceThe meaning of cultureMaiden castleWeymouth Sands : a novelPorius : a romance of the Dark AgesOwen Glendower, an historical novelThe art of happinessThe brazen headOne hundred best books, with commentary and an essay on Books and reading