Douglas, Norman. Penguin Modern Classics. New York. 1987
Paperback in fair condition
"The Island of Nepenthe winks and sparkles under the Mediterranean sun and cast a spell over all who visit it. Thomas Heard, returning to England from his Bishopric in Africa, decides to indulge his curiosity and see this charmed place. Caressed by the sun and seduced by the lifestyle of the island's inhabitants, he finds it alarmingly easy to slough off the teachings of the Anglican Church; within weeks the mellowing effects of the Southern temperature and temperament have achieved a startling transformation."