South Wind (novel)

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South Wind is a 1917 novel by British author Norman Douglas.[1] It is Douglas' most famous book.[2] It is set on an imaginary island called Nepenthe, located off the coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea,[1] a thinly fictionalized description of Capri's residents and visitors. The novel's discussion of moral and sexual issues caused considerable debate.[3]

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".

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  1. ^ a b South Wind, Literary Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ Norman Douglas, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  3. ^ Ousby, Ian, 1996, Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-43627-3, page 118.

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