Owen Glendower

Owen Glendower

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"Owen Glendower" is John Cowper Powys' brilliant re-imagining of the life and exploits of Wales's national hero. 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 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. Psychologically complex, sensuous in its language, vivid in its evocation of a period shrouded by myth, "Owen Glendower" tells a compelling story of war, love, and magic.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 777 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 50.8mm | 907.18g
  • Overlook Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585673145
  • 9781585673148

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"A book to handle, to makes notes in, to savor...Powys's language is of no time and therefore of all times....Brilliant...Nobody else writes like this."show more

About Gottfried Keller

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.show more

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70 ratings
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