worm Ouroboros

a romance
  • 445 Pages
  • 0.81 MB
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  • English
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E.P.Dutton & Co.Inc , New York
Statementby E. R. Eddison ; illustrated by Keith Henderson ; with an introduction by Orville Prescott.
ContributionsHenderson, Keith, 1883-1982, illus.
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii,445p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16228456M

The Worm Ouroboros was published in so it was on the book shelves for over a decade before the Hobbit came out. Before Tolkien I wasn't sure what fantasy novels were out.

I /5(). The Worm Ouroboros is to fantasy as The Velvet Underground were to pop music; it may not be to everyone's taste, but many who do finish it may be inspired to write, and writers may despair of ever writing anything this good.

The main problem of this book, and the main virtue, is its language/5(). The Worm Ouroboros is an undisputed classic of fantasy literature, and has been an avowed influence on the likes of J. Tolkien, C. Lewis, and Ursula K. Le Guin. Entirely immersive and written in near-Elizabethan tongue, the novel takes readers on an unforgettable ride across the plane of Mercury, flanked by soaring hippogriffs, with an Cited by: 1.

The Worm Ouroboros is a fanfare to the English language. In these days when language, both spoken and written, has evolved to virtual monosyllabic structure and form, this book allows escape to a World where saying 'just enough to be clearly understood' is quite simply not acceptable/5(9).

The Worm Ourorbos was originally published in a very limited and now very rare edition in (a used first edition recently listed for $3,). Eddison wrote three sequels set in roughly the same universe, but none of them have the sustained pacing and invention of Ouroboros.

The Worm Ouroboros is a heroic high fantasy novel by Eric R?cker Eddison, first published in The book describes the protracted war between the domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an imaginary world that appears mainly medieval and partly reminiscent of Norse sagas.5/5(4).

The ouroboros or uroboros (/ ˌ (j) ʊər ə ˈ b ɒr ə s /, also UK: / uː ˈ r ɒ b ər ɒ s /, US: /-oʊ s /) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own ating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition and was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy.

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Eddison died August 18th, in. It can also be found on the The Worm Ouroboros is now in the public doma Internet, including the File Size: 1MB. The Worm Ourorobos is second only to the Lord of the Rings in the pantheon of 20th century English fantasy.

E.R. Eddison, who moved in the same literary circles as Tolkien, was praised by Tolkien as ‘The greatest and most convincing writer of invented worlds that I have read’. His first novel, The Worm Ouroboros, published in was praised by critics for its self-assurance and its introduction of a fully-imagined, fantastical world.

He returned to this world in his later novels, Mistress of Mistresses () and A Fish Dinner in Memison (), and was working on the third volume of the trilogy, The Mezentian Gate.

Check out this great listen on E.R. Edison’s The Worm Ouroboros inspired the epic-fantasy writers that followed him. This production is of the first edition (). The Lords of Demonland are celebrating Lord Juss's birthday when an envoy arrives from Witchland.

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The story of a remote planet’s great war between two kingdoms, it ranks as the Iliad of heroic fantasy. In 5/5(1). The Worm Ouroboros by E. Eddison and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Worm Ouroboros is to fantasy as The Velvet Underground were to pop music; it may not be to everyone's taste, but many who do finish it may be inspired to write, and writers may despair of ever writing anything this good.

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The Worm Ouroboros. EDDISON (-). A High Fantasy novel written by Eric Rücker Eddison inpredating The Lord of the Rings by more than 30 years, The Worm Ouroboros presents a sort of transitional text between classic high romance and modern fantasy.

The novel focuses on a long war between Witchland (under King Gorice) and Demonland (led by Lord Juss and his brothers) in a fictional version of the planet Mercury, inspired.

Eric Rücker Eddison () was a noted English writer and civil servant. After education at Eton and Trinity College, Eddison joined the Board of Trade inwhere he remained until his retirement in Eddison published THE WORM OUROBOROS inachieving acclaim from J.R.R.

Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Ursula K. Le Guin.5/5(1). But he was decidedly not Christian, being best described as “neo-pagan”—as is this book. The Worm Ouroboros is one of the first high fantasy novels (preceded, perhaps, by William Morris’s The Well at the End of the World).

An “ouroboros,” for those wondering, is the ancient symbol of a snake eating its own tail. The Worm Ouroboros Volume 1 By E. Eddison This is the book that shaped the landscape of contemporary science fiction and fantasy.

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Le Guin. Entirely immersive and written in near-Elizabethan tongue, the novel takes readers on an unforgettable ride across the plane of Mercury, flanked by soaring hippogriffs, with an Brand: Open Road Media. A (semi) frame story, The Worm Ouroboros opens with the man Lessingham relaxing at his manor with the wife.

Whisked away to the Middle Kingdom that night by bird, he finds himself in the castle of Demonland the next morning. Jewels and precious stones encrusting every available surface, Lessingham meets the castle’s lords—their noble, imposing statures as glorious as their halls.

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