Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle

John Cowper Powys


The novels of John Cowper Powys are like none different, containing the romantic extravagance and comedian exuberance of the nice nineteenth-century novels with the self-conscious intensity and introspection of the good Modernists. Maiden Castle portrays in pointillist aspect the complexities of sexual and romantic feeling that bedevil an eccentric forged of characters, and explores the mental idiosyncrasies that gasoline their hopes and goals, fantasies and failures.

At the heart of the radical is the aptly named Dud No-man, a ancient novelist widowed after a yearlong unconsummated marriage to a girl who maintains to hang-out him. encouraged by way of pity and his personal deep loneliness, Dud takes Wizzie Ravelston, an itinerant circus performer, into his domestic and middle. Their awkward but endearing efforts to create a existence jointly spread in counterpoint to the romantic and familial relationships that sizzle and simmer within the village of Dorchester. but while the characters in Maiden Castle fight with the perplexities of affection, wish and faith-readjusting their points of interest and affections-it is the looming fort of Maiden fortress that exerts the otherworldly strength that irrevocably determines the process their lives.

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