The Root and the Flower by L. H. Myers

By L. H. Myers

Set within the war-torn international of Mughal India and primary released within the collecting darkness of the Nineteen Thirties, the 3 novels accrued in The Root and the Flower are tales of intrigue, homicide, and romance; of Tantric abandonment and Buddhist renunciation; of emotional delirium and non secular event. This spell binding visionary trilogy is, as Penelope Fitzgerald comments in her creation, a "strange masterpiece," and one of many unsung glories of recent literature.

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