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Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963



  • Existence: 1872 - 1963


John Cowper Powys was born on October 8, 1872 in Shirley, England. He was the brother of the writers Llewelyn Powys (1884–1939) and Theodore Francis Powys. From 1905 to the early 1930s, he lectured in the United States for the American Society for the Extension of University Teaching. His first novel "Wood and Stone," which Powys dedicated to Thomas Hardy, was published in 1915. This was followed by two collections of literary essays "Visions and Revisions" (1915) and "Suspended Judgment" (1916). His success came with the novel "Wolf Solent" which was published in 1929. Powys died on June 17, 1963.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"The Art of Happiness" manuscript

Identifier: MS-340
Date(s): circa 1935

John Cowper Powys (1872-1963), British lecturer and novelist. The collection contains the manuscript draft of his book "The Art of Happiness" published in 1935.

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