By Sylvia Townsend Warner
After a decade in a single South Seas undertaking, a London bank-clerk-turned-minister units his middle on serving a distant volcanic island. Fanua includes neither cannibals nor Christians, yet its electorate, his more suitable warns, are like children—immoral youngsters. nonetheless, Mr. Timothy Fortune lighting fixtures out for Fanua. but after 3 years, he has made just one convert, and his devotion to the boy could turn out extra sensual than sacred. Mr. Fortune’s Maggot, Sylvia Townsend Warner’s follow-up to Lolly Willowes, is lyrical, droll, and deeply affecting, and her missionary captivated his author up to he did her readers.
Long after the work’s booklet, Warner begun the novella The Salutation. Now adrift and ravenous at the Brazilian pampas, Mr. Fortune is rescued by means of an aged widow, who delights in having an Englishman concerning the condominium. Her inheritor, besides the fact that, could beg to vary.
Brilliant and subversive, Mr. Fortune’s Maggot and its sequel are actually to be had in a single quantity. They exhibit Sylvia Townsend Warner on the peak of her powers.