Wolf Solent

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Penguin Books, 2000 - Dorset (England) - 633 pages
Often described as one of the greatest English novels of the twentieth century, John Cowper Powys's epic Wolf Solentcentres around the story of a young man returning to his roots in the West Country after ten years in London.
Compelling, romantic and sensuous, it is peopled with memorable characters and filled with vivid, primitive descriptions of landscape. But beyond this powerful evocation of people and place, Wolf Solentis also a meditation on life and death, good and evil, body and soul, combining the earthy and everyday with the spiritual.

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I bought the book because I liked the cover painting. I read it and then devoured most of this great man's work. Fortunately there is a lot of it, and - even more fortunately - most of it is fine and ... Read full review

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Powys's novel caused quite a stir when it debuted in 1929, garnering praise from many of the top writers of the day including Conrad Aiken and Theodore Dreiser. In it the title character returns to the English countryside, which remains steeped in mysticism and romance. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

John Cooper Powys, a descendant of John Donne, was born in 1872. A prolific novelist, essayist, correspondent, poet and philosopher, he grew up deep in the English countryside that would so inform his later writing. He spent thirty years travelling the length and breadth of America before settling in Wales to write the novels for which he is principally remembered, most notably WOLF SOLENT (1929) and A GLASTONBURY ROMANCE (1932). He died in 1963.

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