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Powys, John Cowper 1872-1963

Overview
Works: 880 works in 3,052 publications in 10 languages and 39,396 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Autobiographies  Historical fiction  Arthurian romances  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Other, Creator, Translator, Correspondent, [vn, Honoree, win
Classifications: PR6031.O867, 823.912
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Wolf Solent; a novel by John Cowper Powys( Book )

166 editions published between 1926 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf Solent moves to Dorsetshire and discovers "a world of pagan splendor and medieval insularity."publisher description
A Glastonbury romance by John Cowper Powys( Book )

99 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powys explores the effect of the legend of the Grail upon the inhabitants of the small English village of Glastonbury
The meaning of culture by John Cowper Powys( Book )

53 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maiden castle by John Cowper Powys( Book )

76 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 980 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 )

57 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."--Page 4 of cover
Porius : a romance of the Dark Ages by John Cowper Powys( Book )

43 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and and held by 906 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 )

39 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1915 volume offers essays on prominent authors and poets throughout the ages, including John Keats and Dante
One hundred best books : with commentary and an essay on Books and reading by John Cowper Powys( )

27 editions published between 1916 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 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
Owen Glendower : an historical novel by John Cowper Powys( Book )

39 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the year 1400, and Wales is on the brink of a bloody revolt. At a market fair on the banks of the River Dee, a mad rebel priest and his beautiful companion are condemned to be burned at the stake
Enjoyment of literature by John Cowper Powys( Book )

11 editions published between 1938 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary essays
The art of happiness by John Cowper Powys( Book )

48 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and French and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript draft of a book published by J. Lane (London, 1935)
Suspended judgments, essays on books and sensations by John Cowper Powys( Book )

35 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defence of sensuality by John Cowper Powys( Book )

38 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 493 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 )

21 editions published between 1948 and 1974 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodmoor; a romance by John Cowper Powys( Book )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Sorio is one of those men fated never to reconcile the warring halves of their own natures. A writer whose great book is to demonstrate that all life centres on the urge to destroy, he is also the father of a son who means to him youth, renewal, a hope for the future. His realisation of the contradiction between these two attitudes to life, eventually sweeps him through madness to death
A philosophy of solitude by John Cowper Powys( Book )

24 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brazen head by John Cowper Powys( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine The Name of the Rose written by DH Lawrence in a Tolkein novel. It is 1272. Roger Bacon, Franciscan, Aristotelian, scientist and inventor, and probably the most modern mind of the medieval world, is a virtual prisoner of the Catholic Church in Bumsett Priory in Wessex
Dostoievsky by John Cowper Powys( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood and stone; a romance by John Cowper Powys( Book )

36 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 353 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
Three fantasies by John Cowper Powys( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Porius : a romance of the Dark Ages
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 head
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 écrivain britannique

John Cowper Powys nofelydd, bardd, beirniad llenyddol, ac athronydd poblogaidd

John Cowper Powys scrittore britannico

John Cowper Powys walisischer Dichter und Schriftsteller

Powys, John C. 1872-1963

Powys, John Cowper

ג'ון קופר פוויס סופר בריטי

جون كوپير پويس

포우어스, 존 쿠퍼 1872-1963

포이스, 존 쿠퍼 1872-1963

ジョン・クーパー・ポーイス

ポウイス, J. クーパー

ポウイス, ジョン・クーパー

约翰·库伯·波厄斯

Languages
English (1,042)

French (43)

German (21)

Hungarian (4)

Italian (4)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)

Polish (1)

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Czech (1)