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Hardback:The Warlow experiment / Alix Nathan.:2019 Hardback The Warlow experiment / Alix Nathan.
The Warlow experiment / Alix Nathan.
Author: Nathan, Alix,
Publication year: 2019
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781788161695 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Herbert Powyss lives on a small estate in the Welsh Marches, with enough time and income to pursue a gentleman's fashionable cultivation of exotic plants and trees. But he longs to make his mark in the field of science. He hits on a radical experiment in isolation: for seven years a subject will inhabit three rooms in the cellar of the manor house, fitted out with books, paintings and even a chamber organ. Meals will arrive thrice daily via a dumbwaiter. The solitude will be totally unrelieved by any social contact; the subject will keep a diary of his daily thoughts and actions. Only one man is desperate enough to apply for the job: John Warlow, a semi-literate labourer with a wife and six children to provide for. The experiment, a classic Enlightenment exercise gone more than a little mad, will have unforeseen consequences for all included.
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