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Powys, Theodore Francis 1875-1953

Overview
Works: 339 works in 1,080 publications in 7 languages and 14,101 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Bibliography  Short stories  Personal correspondence  Fables  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PR6031.O873, 823.91
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Theodore Francis Powys
Mr. Weston's good wine by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

120 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an unusual tale of the struggle between the forces of good and evil in a small Dorset village. Its action is limited to one winter's evening when Time stands still and the bitter-sweet gift of awareness falls upon a dozen memorable characters
Unclay by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

28 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1931, the spellbinding novel Unclay glows with an unworldly light. Death has come to the small village of Dodder to deliver a parchment with the names of two local mortals and the fatal word unclay upon it. When he loses the precious sheet, he is at a loss, and also free of his errand. Hungry to taste the sweet fruits of human life, Mr. John Death, as he is now known, takes a holiday in Dorsetshire and rests from his reaping. The startlingly alive natural world basks in summer loveliness, but the village teems with the old sins (lust, avarice, greed)--as well as some loving-kindness. What unfolds is a witty, earthy, metaphysical, and delicious novel of astonishing beauty and moral force"--
Mr. Tasker's gods by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

35 editions published between 1925 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It’s a Gothic novel set in the English countryside, possibly before the First World War, since that isn’t mentioned, though cars trundle up and down the dusty roads. It begins as a rural fable, gets darker and more brutal, and lurches to a grotesque but satisfying ending. Hypocrisy and violence are part of everyday existence, so its quite a bracing read. It has much in common with Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novels, but is much harsher about human nature."-- Vulpes Libris
The left leg by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

21 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

29 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindness in a corner by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

18 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clergyman of a rural English parish struggles between the spirit and the flesh
The white paternoster, and other stories by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

14 editions published between 1930 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soliloquies of a hermit by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

20 editions published between 1918 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powys sought the simple life in rural England. This collection of musings on philosophy and religion reflect an unconventional, searching mind. Blending Christianity with Nietzsche, he declared himself sometimes a Christian and sometimes a heathen." His pessimistic brand of Christianity embraces death as God's best gift the great inaction ... eternal peace."
Mark Only by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

18 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heavy clouds darkened the Dodderdown Church one Sunday in December. There was a baptism in progress that afternoon.’ A little later on, ‘What name?’ he asked crossly. ‘Mark’ replied Mr Andrews, and then added a little louder, ‘Mark only.’...‘Mark Only, I baptize thee in the name of the Holy Ghost.’ A mistake, of course, but this accident of nomenclature sets the principal character on a life of misfortune."--Goodreads
The house with the echo, twenty-six stories by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

23 editions published between 1928 and 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mockery Gap by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

14 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocent birds by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

18 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black bryony by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

6 editions published in 1923 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two thieves by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1971 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosie Plum, and other stories by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of stories there is the familiar Dorset background, the shapely sentence so firmly based on the cadences of the great King James's Bible, the searching view of men and morals, the ability to render episodes with the moral weight of a fable, yet with the clarity and crispness demanded by a small canvas
God's eyes a-twinkle, an anthology of the stories of T.F. Powys by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

22 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only penitent by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

10 editions published in 1931 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bottle's path, and other stories by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

11 editions published in 1946 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interpretation of Genesis by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

7 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories: "Come and dine," and, "Tadnol," by Theodore Francis Powys( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mr. Weston's good wine
Covers
UnclayMr. Tasker's godsThe left legKindness in a cornerMockery GapGod's eyes a-twinkle, an anthology of the stories of T.F. Powys
Alternative Names
Powys, T.F.

Powys, T. F. 1875-1953

Powys, T. F. (Theodore Francis)

Powys, T. F. (Theodore Francis), 1875-1953

Powys, Theodore F.

Powys, Theodore F. 1875-1953

Powys, Theodore Francis 1875-1953

T. F. Powys Brits romanschrijver (1875-1953)

Theodore Francis Powys

Поуис, Теодор Фрэнсис

ポイス

ポウイス, T. F.

Languages
English (489)

French (14)

Italian (11)

Spanish (5)

German (2)

Russian (1)

Finnish (1)