The Brothers Powys


The Brother Powys

Routledge & Kegan Paul


Charles Powys's eleven children form one of the most remarkable literary families of mordern times. Three of the family have won enduring fame: John Cowpoer Powys, author of A Glastonbury Romance; Theodore Francis Powys, author of Mr. Weston's Good Wine; and Llewelyn Powys, author of Dorset Essays.

There are memorable descriptions of the melancholic and reclusive Theodore in is Dorset retreat; of the tubercular but irrepressible Llewleyn, with his advocacy of sexual freedom and his marriage complicated by a succession of mistresses; and John, who survived an unhappy marriage and long periods of near-madness to find contentment at last with his chosen companion in a remote village in North Wales.