MORWYN OR THE VENGEANCE OF GOD. John Cowper Powys.

MORWYN OR THE VENGEANCE OF GOD. London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Company Limited, [1937]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-321 [322], original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "Unique epic fantasy of a descent into Hell, a scientific nightmare devoted to the study of pain. Powys's vision is a bizarre synthesis of Dante's Inferno, the Fisher King legend, and his own personal obsessions, particularly his ambivalent fascination with sadistic tortures. A work of genius, peculiar and compelling." - Robert Knowlton. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 149. Barron, ed., Fantasy Literature 3-298. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1330. Clute and Grant, eds., The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 782. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1068. Bleiler (1978), p. 160. Reginald 11851. Bookplate of fantastic fiction collector William Harry Hopkins affixed to front paste-down. Edges of text block lightly foxed, top edge a bit dusty, a bright, nearly fine copy in printed dust jacket the is dust soiled. (#157144).

Price: $450.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First published 1937" on copyright page.