➮ Mistress of Mistresses Read ➶ Author E.R. Eddison – Survivingtheholocaust.us

Mistress of Mistresses The Second Volume In The Fantasy Classic Most Often Compared With J.R.R Tolkien The Worm Ouroboros Was The First Work From E.R Eddison That Excited Deeply Felt Enthusiasm From Figures Of Literary Stature THE MISTRESS OF MISTRESSES, Part Of The Worm Group, Has Long Been Unavailable In Any Edition James Stephenson Says, Mr Eddison Is A Vast Man He Needed A Whole Cosmos To Play In , And Created One And He Forged A Prose To Tell Of It That Is As Gigantic As His Tale And James Branch Cabell Has Said, I Find Here In His Finest, His Purest, And His Most Romantic Vein The Finest Living Writer Of Pure Fantasy.

➮ Mistress of Mistresses  Read ➶ Author E.R. Eddison – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Paperback
  • 405 pages
  • Mistress of Mistresses
  • E.R. Eddison
  • English
  • 07 March 2018
  • 0345020065

    10 thoughts on “➮ Mistress of Mistresses Read ➶ Author E.R. Eddison – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    Like The Worm Ouroboros _Mistress of Mistresses_ is a book that only E R Eddison could have written and is one that is likely to garner an even smaller following than the admittedly obscure Worm For my part I think that this book, and its subsequent sequels that make up the Zimiamvian Trilogy, is perhaps Eddison s best work It may not be as approachable as the Worm and boy is that saying something , but I think its greater depth and scope make for what amounts to a truly impressive achieve Like The Worm Ouroboros _Mistress of Mistresses_ is a book that only E R Eddison could have written and is one that is likely to garner an even smaller following than the admittedly obscure Worm For my part I think that this book, and its subsequent sequels that make up the Zimiamvian Trilogy, is perhaps Eddison s best work It may not be as approachable as the Worm and boy is that saying something , but I think its greater depth and scope make for what amounts to a truly impressive achievement.The main character is Edward Lessingham, that enigmatic figure last seen in the prologue to the Worm whose dream sequence led us to Eddison s Mercury and then, to most reader s disdain and confusion, was promptly dropped The only other obvious link between the works is in a short scene in the Worm with Lord Juss and Brandoch Da...


  2. says:

    Lessingham was dead to begin with There is no doubt whatever about that.Lessingham, you may recall, was the English gentleman whose dream provided the wafer thin framing story to The Worm Ouroboros You may also recall that at one point in Worm, our heroes saw, from a mountain in the distance, the fabled land of Zimiamvia, and wondered if it was, in fact, the home of the souls of the blessed.The answer is complicated.As mentioned, the book begins in England around Lessingham s deathbed Lessingham was dead to begin with There is no doubt whatever about that.Lessingham, you...


  3. says:

    Originally published on my blog here in April 2002.To read Tolkien and Eddison in close succession is to realise just how much the latter is the better writer This is his second fantasy novel, loosely connected to the first and best known, The Worm Ouroboros, and beginning a trilogy ending with the unfinished The Mezentian Gate Although the earlier novel is better known, this is the better one and Eddison s talent clearly developed in the nine years since the publication of The Worm Ourobor...


  4. says:

    This, I think, is the best of Eddison s novels and I like all of them Less of a straight forward adventure than The Worm Ouroborus, not as inclined to wander down odd avenues of philosophy as A Fish Dinner in Memison, and, of course,finished than The Mezentian Gate, Mistress of Mistresses pulls all the best strains of the author s thoughts together into one narrative.This is not to say there is not a great deal of adventure and quite a bit of philosophy to be found in the book This, I think, is the best of Eddison s novels and I like all of them Less of a straight forward adventure than...


  5. says:

    Reading this book felt like being a fancy party filled with elegant and outlandish nobles who I knew only slightly and were far too dignified to explain themselves to me I drifted through it, things overheard and only half understood, as if in a dream that Eddison was dreaming for me, then waking up and not being able to quite put the pieces together It s an extremely mystical book like The Worm Ouroboros, it starts out with a heady and entrancin...


  6. says:

    Have tried reading this a couple of times because it s supposed to be a classic But never got very far, it just doesn t work for me.


  7. says:

    Eddison should rightly encompass all the things I usually dislike in novels flowery language, meandering plots, over the top melodrama, constant quotations and allusions to other works, lingering on unimportant details for pages at a time But goddammit, it tickles me His works readlike legends than novels, not light reading, but not without levity, either The confectioneries the characters eat alo...


  8. says:

    A good story, well told and interesting It would have got four stars, but for these flaws The cod Elizabethan language was often hard to follow Some of the descriptions went on for pages The hero Lessingham allied himself, for no apparent reason, with the worst character in the storyAlso, I couldn t really handle the way that some characters seemed to merge with others, but the final straw was the it was only a dream idea that he only spent one night in Zimiamvia OK, it s a fantasy, and A good story, well told and interesting It would have got four stars, but for these flaws The cod Elizabethan language was often hard to follow Some of the descriptions went on for pages The hero Lessingham allied himself, for no apparent reason, with the worst character in the storyAlso, I couldn t really handle the way that some characters seemed to merge with others, but the final straw ...


  9. says:

    The prose can be tough going, just like The Worm Ouroboros, but as with that one it s worth it if philosophic high fantasy is your thing Epic battles, political scheming, surreal dream sequences, references to Icelandic sagas and Greek myth it ll make your head spin, but you ll like it Maybe.


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    As a wren twinkles in and out in a hedge row, the demurest soft shadow of laughter came and went in Lessingham s swift grey eyes What, were you reading me good counsel Forgive me, dear Amaury I lost the thread on t You were talking of my cousin, and the great King, and might a beens but I was fallen a dreaming and marked you not In The Worm Ouroboros Eddison used a half framing device that many, including myself, found annoying and confusingly pointless After reading Mistress of Mistress As a wren twinkles in and out in a hedge row, the demurest soft shadow of laughter came and went in Lessingham s swift grey eyes What, were you reading me good counsel Forgive me, dear Amaury I lost the thread on t You were talking of my cousin, and the great King, and might a beens but I was fallen a dreaming and marked you not In The Worm Ouroboros Eddison used a half framing device that many, incl...

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