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By John Cowper Powys

ISBN-10: 057124212X

ISBN-13: 9780571242122

Published in 1954, John Cowper Powys known as this novel, a 'long romance approximately Odysseus in his severe outdated age, hoisting sail once again from Ithaca'.

As traditional there's a huge forged of human characters yet Powys additionally offers existence and speech to inanimates comparable to a stone pillar, a wood club,and an olive shoot. The descent to the drowned global of Atlantis in the direction of the top of the unconventional is memorably defined, certainly, Powys himself referred to as it 'the better part of the book'.

Many of Powys's subject matters, comparable to the advantages of matriarchy, the wickedness of monks and the evils of contemporary technological know-how which condones vivisection are given complete rein during this ordinary yet compelling work.

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