Jobber Skald. by Theodore Francis Powys

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Jobber Skald: a novel. Hardcover – January 1, by John Cowper Powys: (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: John Cowper Powys. Jobber Skald is Jobber Skald.

book prophet and Sylvanus is a mystic. Neither gives anything like a coherent set of beliefs, just the occasional ejactulatory statement. Both are earthbound not spiritual; relishing whisky and pursuing very young women.

The women are passive and the love making is tame/5(13). Jobber Skald. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good, lacking the jacket. Light pink buckram, faded and soiled, with blue ink lettering on the spine. Firmly bound with a blue top stain and a slight forward lean, clean internally.

The first English edition of Powys's Weymouth Sands. Very Good. Item # Jobber Skald, a Novel. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.

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The main character is "Jobber" Skald and this novel actually appeared in cut-down form as "Jobber Skald" - avoid that version and read Weymouth Sands, instead. The "jobber" spends most of the novel carrying a large stone in his pocket with which he intends to murder one of the novel's other main characters, a rich and singularly unlikable industrialist who has taken over /5(13).

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Powys tells the story of Jobber Skald — a large, somewhat brutish man, obsessed with the urge to kill the local magnate of the town because of the man's contempt for the workers of the local quarry — and his redeeming love for Perdita Wane, a Jobber Skald.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : John Cowper Powys. The Complex Vision book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. John Cowper Powys () was a British writer, lecturer, and philo /5. Chronicles the intertwined lives of the residents of the seaside town of Weymouth, England, including the secret desires burning inside protagonist Jobber Skaid/5(16).

Jobber Skald is a prophet and Sylvanus is a mystic. Neither gives anything like a coherent set of beliefs, just the occasional ejactulatory statement.

Both are earthbound not spiritual; relishing whisky and pursuing very young women. The women are passive and the love making is tame/5(6). The seaside resort of Weymouth is the main setting of his novel Weymouth Sands (, published as Jobber Skald in England) while Maiden Castle (), which alludes to Thomas Hardy's Mayor of Casterbridge, is set in Dorchester (Hardy's Casterbridge).

Powys had first settled in Dorchester, after returning from America in Author: John Cowper Powys. "Tells the story of Jobber Skald, a large, somewhat brutish man, obsessed with the urge to kill the local magnate of the town because of the man's contempt for the workers of the local quarry and his redeeming love for Perdita Wane, a young girl from the Channel Islands."--P.

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He wrote poems, essays, epic fictions, letters and autobiography. Words poured Author: Margaret Drabble. Jobber Skald is the book now reprinted in paperback under its original title, Weymouth Sands. Sir Angus Wilson, President of the Powys Society, explains in his foreword that J.C. published it in America as Weymouth Sands but changed the title for British publication, since he feared another libel action (such as he had already suffered over A.

This title follows the lives of protagonist Jobber Skald and the inhabitants of the British seaside town of Weymouth Sands. Skald holds a secret desire to kill a brutish quarry owner and a secret love for Perdita : A Glastonbury Romance was written by John Cowper Powys (–) in rural upstate New York and first published by Simon and Schuster in New York City in March An English edition published by John Lane followed in It is the second of Powys's Wessex novels, along with Wolf Solent (), Weymouth Sands () and Maiden Castle ().

Powys Author: John Cowper Powys. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: as 'Weymouth Sands', New York: Simon and Schuster, ; and as 'Jobber Skald. She it was, incidentally, who gave Powys the name of his most vigorous male charac- ter in the book — Jobber Skald.

Inspired. We could not have guessed, unless we had read these diaries, what labours, imagina- tive and intellectual, the T. expended on helping Powys with his creations — reading drafts, being brave enough to condemn as.

ally appeared, to avoid libel action, as Jobber Skald. The two book length studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky are present as well as Suspended Judgments. Few of his books of popular philosophy are represented, and Davies showed only slight interest in the col lections of letters, but, perhaps because of his own efforts as a.

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Your customer service wins, and so does your. "Tells the story of Jobber Skald, a large, somewhat brutish man, obsessed with the urge to kill the local magnate of the town because of the man's contempt for the workers of the local quarry and his redeeming love for Perdita Wane, a young girl from the Channel Islands."--Page 4.

John Cowper Powys, Weymouth Sands (London: Picador, ; first published as Jobber Skald, ). References in the text that are not prefixed by any abbreviation refer to the Picador edition.

References in the text that are not prefixed by any abbreviation refer to the Picador : Harald Fawkner. Jobber Skald. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, First Edition.

Hardcover. Very Good, lacking the jacket. Light pink buckram, faded and soiled, with blue ink lettering on the spine.

John Cowper Powys (; 8 October – 17 June ) was a British novelist, lecturer, philosopher, literary critic, and gh Powys published a collection of poems in and his first novel inhe did not gain success as a writer until he published the novel Wolf Solent in He was influenced by many writers, but he has been particularly seen as a successor.

The law was weighted against any author who dared to set his work in a contemporary setting or used names which might be those of real people. As a result this book was reissued in an expurgated form in the UK, under the new title Jobber Skald (). It didn't reappear in full there until the late : Dr Jack Ross.

Editions for Weymouth Sands: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ) Author: John Cowper Powys. Carpetbagger Books 63 followers vtgbooks ( vtgbooks's feedback score is ) % vtgbooks has % Positive Feedback VTG_Books is an online storefront based out of suburban Chicago dedicated to offering quality antiquarian and collectible books, specifically 20th and 21st century titles.

This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. Thus, in Britain, "Weymouth Sands", which was originally published in the USA in appeared for the first time in Britain as Jobber Skald ().

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Skaldic poetry forms one of two main groupings of Old Norse poetry, the other being the anonymous Eddic poetry. John Cowper Powys (October 8, – J ) was a British (English-Welsh) writer, lecturer, and philosopher.

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Powys was an admirer of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, and these novels are set in Somerset and Dorset, part of Hardy's mythical Wessex.

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