CHICAGO TRIBUNE: “Psychologically speaking, it is one of the most remarkable pieces of fiction ever written.... I do not hesitate to say that a new novelist of power has appeared upon the scene.”
EVENING SUN, New York: “Mr. Powys, master essayist, comes forward with a first novel which is brilliant in style, absorbing in plot, deep and thoughtful in its purpose.”
PHILADELPHIA PRESS: “It undoubtedly will set a new mark in literature of the contemporary period.... Mr. Powys’ style is the style of Thomas Hardy.”
PHILADELPHIA RECORD: “Every page is a joy, every chapter a fresh proof of Powys’ genius.”
N.Y. EVENING POST: “The best novel one reviewer has read in a good while.”
NEW YORK TIMES: “Mr. Powys is evidently a keen observer of life and responsive to all its phases.”
N.Y. TRIBUNE: “A good story well told.”
N.Y. HERALD: “Here is a novel worth reading.”
THE NATION: “A book of distinctive flavor.”
REVIEW OF REVIEWS: “An exceptional novel
... a brilliant
intellectual piece of work.”
PHILADELPHIA NORTH AMERICAN: “A notable achievement in fictitious literature.”
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN: “This is a book which will have more than the ephemeral existence of the average novel.”
NEW HAVEN COURIER JOURNAL: “One of the most notable and important novels that has appeared in the last twelve months.”
HARTFORD COURANT: “The book is very interesting, provokingly interesting.”
DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, ROCHESTER: “Among the few works of fiction that stand out in the very forefront of this season’s production.”
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NEW YORK
RODMOOR, A ROMANCE BY JOHN COWPER POWYS.
12mo. About 400 pages. $1.50 net
The New York Evening Post said of Mr. Powys’ first novel “Wood and Stone” that it was “one of the best novels of the twelvemonth” while the Boston Transcript said that “with a clearer vision he could stand among the masters in literary achievement.” The Chicago Tribune said of the same work, “Psychologically speaking, it is one of the most remarkable pieces of fiction ever written.” The announcement of a second novel by the same brilliant author is therefore one of extraordinary interest.
In this new novel, Mr. Powys, while unhesitatingly using to his purpose those new fields of psychological interest opened up for us by recent Russian writers, reverts, in the general style and content of his story, to that more idealistic, more simple mood, which we associate with such great romanticists as Emily Bronte and Victor Hugo.