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Like The Haunted Woman, Sphinx begins with its young protagonist inheriting money. But, whereas Isbel Loment hadn't, by book's end, succeeded in breaking from her old life into the new one inheritance would enable, Sphinx' Nicholas Cabot has started on his. He rents a room at the Sturt household in Newleigh village, intending to devote himself to the invention of a deep-sl ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published July 1st 1988 by Carroll & Graf (first published 1923)
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Paddy
Apr 29, 2010 Paddy rated it it was amazing
Sphinx is a marvellous book which I re-read often and always get more from.
It is difficult to say anything about Lindsay's writing that does it justice. His style is his own, created for his own purposes.
There is a flaw in this edition : It has two pages printed twice and two omitted that are present in the first edition and in the recent Resonance Bookworks edition.
For about ten years, however, it was the only edition I had and I loved it despite the suspicion there was some missing in the clos
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David Lindsay was a Scottish author now most famous for the philosophical science fiction novel A Voyage to Arcturus.

Lindsay was born into a middle-class Scottish Calvinist family who had moved to London, tho growing up he spent much time in Jedburgh, where his family was
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