ISBN: 0571242146

ISBN 13: 9780571242146

Publication Date: August 21, 2008

Publisher: Faber Faber

Pages: 470

Format: Paperback

Author: John Cowper Powys

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Ducdame was John Cowper Powys' fourth novel published in 1925. It is set in Dorset. The protagonist, Rook Ashover (a wonderfully Powysian name) is an introverted young squire with a dilemma: to go on loving his mistress, Netta Page, or, make a respectable marriage and produce an heir.

Of his early novels (pre- Wolf Solent) this one is often considered to be the most carefully constructed and best organized. Like them all it contains a gallery of rich, complex characters and glorious writing.

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