The Worm Ouroboros

by E. R. Eddison
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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

Category: Fantasy

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Release date 1922
Details updated September 2, 2022
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