South Wind (novel)
South Wind is a 1917 novel by British author Norman Douglas. It is Douglas' most famous book. It is set on an imaginary island called Nepenthe, located off the coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a thinly fictionalized description of Capri's residents and visitors. The novel's discussion of moral and sexual issues caused considerable debate.
In Dorothy Sayers's 1926 detective novel Clouds of Witness, Lord Peter Wimsey goes through the possessions of a murdered man – a young British man living in Paris, whose morality had been put in question. Finding a copy of South Wind Wimsey remarks "Our young friend works out very true to type".
- South Wind, Literary Encyclopedia.
- Norman Douglas, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
- Ousby, Ian, 1996, Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-43627-3, page 118.
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