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.
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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."
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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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