The Worm Ouroborosby E. R. Eddison
When J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was published, reviewers saw that there was only one book with which it could legitimately be compared: E. R. Eddison's classic fantasy adventure The Worm Ouroboros. Set on a distant planet of spectacular beauty and peopled by Lords and Kings, mighty warriors and raven-haired temptresses, Eddison's extravagant story, of a great war for total domination, is an unforgettable work of splendour.
”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.” – James Stephens
”It is very rarely that a middle-aged man finds an author who gives him the sense of having opened a door on wonder. One had thought those days were past. Eddison's heroic romances disproved it. In a word, his books are works, first and foremost, of art.” – C. S. Lewis
”I find here - in his finest, his purest, and his most romantic vein - the finest living writer of pure fantasy.” – James Branch Cabell
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Eric Rucker Eddison (1882–1945) is ranked alongside J. R. R. Tolkien and Lord Dunsany as one of the greatest British fantasy writers of the twentieth century.
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