Along with Wolf Solent,' 'A Glastonbury Romance,' and 'Maiden Castle,' this modern classic originally published in 1934, forms the quartet that 'are just about the only novels produced by an English writer that can be fairly compared with the fictions of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.' (George Steiner). 'To encounter Powys is to arrive at the very fount of creation.' - Henry Miller '...is one of the very few English novelists of the last fifty years of whom it could be said that they have not talent but genius.' - J B Priestley'
Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Elephant stamp on front board. Pictorial dust jacket.