Earthly Powers Summary
Anthony Burgess

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Earthly Powers Summary

Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess is an exercise in narcissism and self-indulgence. The main topics in the story are good vs. evil and homosexuality. The story begins in the 1970s, back tracks to 1918, and then moves forward to return to the 1970s when the main character, Kenneth Toomey is an old man.

The story begins with noted author Kenneth Marchal Toomey celebrating his 81st birthday. Toomey lives in Tangier with his...

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