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Powys, Theodore Francis, 1875-1953



  • Existence: 1875 - 1953

Theodore Francis Powys was born on December 20, 1875 in Shirley, England. He is best remembered for his allegorical novel Mr. Weston's Good Wine (1927), where Weston the wine merchant is evidently God. Powys was influenced by the Bible, John Bunyan, Jonathan Swift and other writers of the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as later writers such as Thomas Hardy and Friederich Nietzsche. He died on November 27, 1953.

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Theodore Powys manuscripts

Identifier: MS-342
Overview Theodore Francis Powys (1875-1953), British novelist. The collection contains the manuscript of his his novel "When Thou Wast Naked" and the essay "The Windmill."