John Cowper Powys Maiden Castle: A Novel

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Maiden Castle: A Novel

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From the genius mind of John Cowper Powys, at long last a paperback of the classic novel of life, love, and an earthwork fortress with a bizarre power of influence

The novels of John Cowper Powys are like none other, containing the romantic extravagance and comic exuberance of the great nineteenth-century novels with the self-conscious depth and introspection of the great Modernists. Maiden Castle is the story of 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. Yet even as the characters in Dorchester struggle with the perplexities of love, desire, and faith, it is the looming fortress of Maiden Castle that exerts the otherworldly force that irrevocably determines the course of their lives.

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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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AThe story of men and women whose characters have been made or marred by the loss of their first loves and first faiths, of their struggle to readjust themselves, and of the devastation created by the struggle.A AMalcolm Elwin
AThe only novels produced by an English writer that can fairly be compared with the fictions of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.AAGeorge Steiner, "The New Yorker"

"The story of men and women whose characters have been made or marred by the loss of their first loves and first faiths, of their struggle to readjust themselves, and of the devastation created by the struggle."-Malcolm Elwin

"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"

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