Porius a romance of the Dark Ages by Theodore Francis Powys

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Published by Colgate University Press in [Hamilton, N.Y.] .

Written in English

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  • Wales

Subjects:

  • Merlin (Legendary character) -- Fiction,
  • Arthurian romances -- Adaptations,
  • Princes -- Wales -- Fiction,
  • Middle Ages -- Fiction,
  • Wales -- History -- To 1063 -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJohn Cowper Powys ; edited by Wilbur T. Albrecht, with a foreword by the editor.
ContributionsAlbrecht, Wilbur T.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6031.O867 P67 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 873 p. ;
Number of Pages873
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1441225M
ISBN 10091256816X
LC Control Number93073241

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John Cowper Powys (; 8 October – 17 June ) was a British novelist, lecturer, philosopher, literary critic, and gh Powys published a collection of poems in and his first novel inhe did not gain success as a writer until he published the novel Wolf Solent in He was influenced by many writers, but he has been particularly seen as a successor.

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John Cowper Powys (/ ˈ k uː p ər ˈ p oʊ ɪ s /; 8 October – 17 June ) was a British philosopher, lecturer, novelist, literary critic, and was born in Shirley, Derbyshire, where Porius book father was vicar of St. Michael and All Angels Parish Church, between and Although Powys published a collection of poems in and his first novel inhe did not Genre: Novel, poetry, philosophy.

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Then in they moved to Blaenau Ffestiniog where Powys died in. The latter book's depiction of Merlin may be the most historically accurate of all since he lives after Arthur's death. The hero Beowulf even appears as an invader.

In Merlin (), a novel by Michel Rio, Merlin presented as a strategist and a wise man rather than a wizard, an adviser to the king and, later, Morgana's teacher.

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The Unabridged Porius * The publication of the unabridged Porius is a momentous event not only for students of John Cowper Powys but for all who care for imaginative literature, and Wilbur T. Albrecht, the editor, and Colgate University Press are to be congratulated for it.

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