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On the surface, Sphinx tells of the arrival into a polite and fashionable 1920's rural community of one Nicholas Cabot, a young man who has recently come into money. The deeper themes of the book include levels of consciousness, the nature of choosing, and the boundary between life and death - explored chiefly through the device of Cabot's esoteric chemical experiments. Like all of Lindsay's books, Sphinx gives up its secrets a little at a time, and rewards frequent re-reading.


Used availability for David Lindsay's Sphinx

Hardback Editions

August 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Sphinx (The Supernatural library)
Author(s): David Lindsay
ISBN: 0-947761-43-8 / 978-0-947761-43-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Xanadu Publications Ltd
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July 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: Sphinx (The Supernatural Library)
Author(s): David Lindsay
ISBN: 0-88184-416-0 / 978-0-88184-416-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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