Book 6: Mr Fortune’s Maggot


Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner

Nationality: English


Warner was a lesbian writer – she loved women and she wrote women characters who are either bisexual or possibly homosexual.

Mr. Fortune’s Maggot is about Mr. Fortune, a missionary in the Pacific Islands, and his sole convert, native Lueli. The book, as some say, is satirical and covers the theme of colonialism.  The book is recently republished by the New York Review Books.


See a review here: Open Letters Monthly