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Author Eddison, Eric Rücker, 1882-1945.

Title The worm Ouroboros / E.R. Eddison ; illustrated by Keith Henderson, with an introduction by Orville Prescott.

Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, [1967, ©1952]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Teller  823.912 Ed23w 1967    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xxii, 520 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series A Ballantine book ; U7061
Note "A Del Rey book"
Bibliography "Bibliographical note on the verses": pages 519-520.
Summary The lost classic masterpiece of magical realms, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. On the far side of darkness lies a world where two mighty forces are making ready for a war of kingdom against kingdom, warrior against witch, and honour against treachery. It is a world that beckons Edward Lessingham and is totally at odds with his Edwardian background. Torn by greater passions than mere mortals can know, the adventure-loving lords of Demonland are pitted against the cruel enchantments of the witch-king Gorice XII. As swords cross with clash of steel, they begin their odyssey in glory and terror. E.R. Eddison's masterpiece stands as one of the great prototypes of modern fantasy fiction. The intricately woven themes of high adventure, sorcery and the conflict between good and evil transport the reader to epic worlds beyond imagination.
Subject Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fantasy fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726607
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Added Author Henderson, Keith, illustrator.
ISBN 034527122X

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