The Pathway

Hardback, Jonathan Cape, first edition, 1928.

Book condition: lacking dust wrapper, otherwise good.
Price: £10.00


The final volume in The Flax of Dream tetralogy.


The publisher’s blurb for the first edition (1928) states: ‘The story of William Maddison, ex-soldier and visionary, a survivor of the “Last Generation”, who revolted against the whole set of ideals which he passionately believed to have been the fundamental cause of the immense tragedy of the Great War, and of Mary Ogilvie, the girl who loved him and wanted him to be happy. The scene of the novel is around an old manor house on the coast of Devon, a district which the author knows well, and the time is the present day. The book, through its fidelity to human life, crystallizes the spiritual struggle preceding change which is everywhere taking place to-day.


(For a further consideration of the book and the background to the writing of it, see Anne Williamson's The Pathway.)