WARNER, SYLVIA TOWNSEND; MAXWELL, WILLIAM (INTRODUCTION).
Title Four In Hand A Quartet Of Novels: Lolly Willowes, Mr. Fortune's Maggot, Summer Will Show, The Corner That Held Them.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has slight marks and chips. scorched spine.
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1986.
0393023567 / 9780393023565
Seller ID 24113X1
In each book Warner created a different world, exploring social ideas as deftly as she created memorable characters. In Lolly Willowes, published in 1926, the heroine escapes two alternatives she dreads - conventional marriage and conventional spinsterhood - by arriving at an understanding with Satan. Mr. Fortune's Maggot tells of a missionary who arrives on a South Sea Island, armed with a sewing machine to make clothes for his flock, and succeeds in making only a tentative convert. France and the Revolution of 1848 are the backdrop for Summer Will Show. And in the Corner that Held Them, Warner describes the everyday life of a fourteenth-century convent, where the nuns are as concerned with the material life as with the spiritual life.
(Key Words: Fiction, Literature, Novels, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Mystery, Suspense).