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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241476093
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $22.99

Mr Fortune's Maggot




One of Sylvia Townsend Warner's best-loved novels: a droll and deeply affecting story of love and disillusionment on an remote tropical island

After three years on the remote tropical island of Fanua, Timothy Fortune, a missionary from London, has made little headway. The islanders show very little interest in Christianity and he has only a single convert: a boy, Lueli. As Mr Fortune's affections for both Lueli and his new island home deepen, he begins to question all his old certainties - until one day he is put to a terrible test.A wry exploration of faith, colonialism and the demands of love, Mr Fortune's Maggot is as quietly subversive as it is delightful.

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241476093
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $22.99

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Sylvia Townsend Warner

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