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Head of Zeus
South Wind
09 Mar 2017 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781786690098

An Anglican bishop, on recuperative leave from his African diocese, alights at the island of Nepenthe for a short stay on passage to England, and is soon caught in the midst of a wild and exuberant cast of fellow visitors and residents.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 320 pages
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South WindNorman Douglas, introduction by Michael Schmidt

The bishop was feeling rather sea-sick. Confoundedly sea-sick, in fact.

An Anglican bishop, on recuperative leave from his African diocese, alights at the island of Nepenthe for a short stay on his passage to England. Soon he is caught up in the wild and exuberant antics of visitors and residents.

Norman Douglas's famed, and infamous, novel of Capri is a hedonistic journey and an unforgettable classic.

 
Norman Douglas lived a long and scandalous life. Born in 1868, he was a lifelong hedonist and spent much of his time 'hopping it' across borders to avoid arrest. South Wind, his most highly regarded work, is set on the fictional island Nepenthe, a thinly disguised portrait of Douglas's beloved island of Capri.

First published in 1917.

A famed and infamous novel, now back in print.

New introduction from Michael Schmidt.


'A fascinating book, in the original sense of the adjective – spell-binding, mesmeric, and sometimes disturbingly prophetic ... We leave it slightly drugged and mystified, yet somehow slighly more aware of things than when we started' Jan Morris

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