Powys returned to England in June 1934, living for a short time near his brothers Llewelyn and Theodore in South Dorset, then moving to Dorchester, where he worked on Maiden Castle and The Art of Happiness, before removing to his new home in North Wales in July 1935. Sir Mortimer Wheeler and Colonel C. D. Drew were excavating the Neolithic hill-fort of Maiden Castle between 1934 and 1937, and the local interest stimulated by these archaeologists was incorporated by Powys in his novel.
KeywordsHistorical Matter Passionate Obsession Sexual Element Zodiacal Sign Passive Impersonality
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