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Powys, John Cowper 1872-1963

Overview
Works: 767 works in 2,761 publications in 10 languages and 38,219 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Autobiographies  Arthurian romances  Fantasy fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Editor, Translator, Other, Correspondent, Honoree, win
Classifications: PR6031.O867, 823.912
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Wolf Solent; a novel by John Cowper Powys( Book )

146 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 1,690 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 )

88 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 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 )

50 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maiden castle by John Cowper Powys( Book )

62 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 967 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 )

54 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 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 )

38 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and and held by 884 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 )

37 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and held by 832 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
One hundred best books, with commentary and an essay on Books and reading by John Cowper Powys( )

21 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and held by 623 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 )

37 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 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 gathering of peasants, bards, prophets, heretics, and soldiers-a mad rebel priest and his beautiful companion are condemned to be burned at the stake. To their rescue rides the unlikely figure of Rhisiart, a young Oxford scholar whose fate will be entangled with that of Owen Glendower, the last true Prince of Wales-a man called, at times against his will, to fulfill the prophesied role of national redeemer."--Inside jacket flap
Enjoyment of literature by John Cowper Powys( Book )

9 editions published between 1938 and 1994 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of happiness by John Cowper Powys( Book )

44 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and French and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript draft of a book published by J. Lane (London, 1935)
In defence of sensuality by John Cowper Powys( Book )

38 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodmoor : a romance by John Cowper Powys( Book )

45 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 478 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 )

23 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brazen head by John Cowper Powys( Book )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this panoramic novel of Friar Roger Bacon, John Cowper Powys displays his genius at its most fecund. First published in 1956, this novel, set in thirteenth-century Wessex, is an amalgam of all the qualities that make John Cowper Powys unique. The love-story of Lil-Umbra and Raymond de Laon, and the quest of the Mongolian giant, Peleg, for Ghosta, the girl seen, loved, and lost on the battlefield, are intermingled with the historical, theological and magical threads which form the brocade of this novel. Dominating all is the mysterious creation of Roger Bacon one of the boldest as well as most intricate of Powys' world-changing inventions
Dostoievsky by John Cowper Powys( Book )

22 editions published between 1946 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1915 and 2011 in English and French and held by 346 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 )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and the Aether by John Cowper Powys( Book )

15 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 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

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

Languages
English (956)

French (40)

German (19)

Hungarian (3)

Italian (3)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)

Polish (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 head