G. B. Edwards's now-classic novel about a man of the Channel Islands: the bleak seacoast, the omnipresent family feuds, and the influences of the past that make up his life. Edwards was a fanatically private person; in his youth he had traveled extensively and was a friend of D. H. Lawrence, Rabindranath Tagore, and other well-known figures, but in his later years he was virtually a recluse. This novel was found among his papers when he died in 1976 at the age of 77, and contains an introduction by John Fowles..
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Settings, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Stages of Life, Literary, Conflicts + Dualities