A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper PowysA Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys

A Glastonbury Romance

byJohn Cowper Powys

Paperback | November 1, 1996

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A Glastonbury Romance, first published in 1932, is Powys masterwork, an epic novel of terrific cumulative force and lyrical intensity. In it he probes the mystical and spiritual ethos of the small English village of Glastonbury, and the effect upon its inhabitants of a mythical tradition from the remotest past of human history - the legend of the Grail. Powys's rich iconography interweaves the ancient with the modern, the historical with the legendary, and the imaginative within man with the natural world outside him to create a book of astonishing scope and beauty.
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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Title:A Glastonbury RomanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1120 pages, 7.95 × 5.37 × 1.85 inPublished:November 1, 1996Publisher:Overlook Press

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ISBN - 10:087951681X

ISBN - 13:9780879516819

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A masterpiece. This is a truly great novel, unlike any other I have read. Powys has woven some strange magic into its very consciousness, compelling me to read pages and pages aloud, until the rhythm worked its way in deep. Mesmerizing -- almost pre-Celtic in its scope.
Date published: 2006-04-15