DER WURM OUROBOROS

Author: E. R. Eddison,Helmut W. Pesch

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743850885

Category: Fiction

Page: 685

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Krieg ist entbrannt im Lande Merkurien – ein Krieg zwischen Hexen und Dämonen:Doch König Gorice von Hexenland kämpft mit dunklen Mächten an seiner Seite, und so müssen die Dämonenfürsten Juss und Brandoch Daha den Gipfel des höchsten aller Berge erklimmen, von dem kein Sterblicher je zurückgekehrt ist, um das Schicksal zu ihren Gunsten zu wenden.Vor den Toren Carcës wird die gewaltigste Schlacht geschlagen, die die Welt je erblickte, und sie entscheidet über Untergang oder zeitlosen Ruhm.Und um all dies Geschehen windet sich der Wurm Ouroboros, der Drache, der seinen eigenen Schweif verschlingt...Der Wurm Ouroboros von E. R. Eddison ist unumstritten eines der großen Meisterwerke der modernen Fantasy-Literatur, ein Epos, in welchem Sprache und Handlung zu einem Kunstwerk verschmelzen; wie auch Tolkiens Der Herr der Ringe hat dieser Roman ein ganzes Genre geprägt.Der Apex-Verlag veröffentlicht zum Start der Reihe APEX FANTASY-KLASSIKER eine durchgesehene Neu-Ausgabe des Romans, ergänzt um ein Nachwort des Übersetzers Helmut W. Pesch.

The Worm Ouroboros

Author: E. R. Eddison

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486317803

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9082

"The greatest and most convincing writer of 'invented worlds' that I have read." — J. R. R. Tolkien. Written in the best traditions of Homeric epics, Eddison's masterpiece recounts compelling tales of warriors and witches.

The Worm Ouroboros

Author: E. R. Eddison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735101395

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 7450

Lord Juss of Demonland leads the weary survivors of his army to destroy the power of Witchland and rescue Goldry Bluszco.

The Worm Ouroboros

Large Print

Author: Eric Rucker Eddison

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722881580

Category:

Page: 454

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The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison This is the book that shaped the landscape of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. When The Lord of the Rings first appeared, the critics inevitably compared it to this landmark work. Tolkien himself frankly acknowledged its influence, with warm praise for its imaginative appeal. The story of a remote planet's great war between two kingdoms, it ranks as the Iliad of heroic fantasy. In the best traditions of Homeric epics, Norse sagas, and Arthurian myths, author E. R. Eddison weaves a compelling adventure, with a majestic, Shakespearean narrative style. His sweeping tale recounts battles between warriors and witches on fog-shrouded mountaintops and in the ocean's depths-along with romantic interludes, backroom intrigues, and episodes of direst treachery. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Worm Ouroboros

Author: Eric Rücker Eddison

Publisher: Waking Lion Press

ISBN: 9781434102225

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3625

An energy such as came on the poets has visited the author of this book, and his dedicatory statement, that 'it is neither allegory nor fable but a story to be read for its own sake,' puts us off with the assured arrogance of the poet who is too busy creating to have time for school-mastering. But, waking or in dream, this author has been in strange regions and has supped at a torrent which only the greatest know of.

The Worm Ouroboros

Special Edition

Author: E. Eddison

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717244581

Category:

Page: 434

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This is the book that shaped the landscape of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. When The Lord of the Rings first appeared, the critics inevitably compared it to this landmark work. Tolkien himself frankly acknowledged its influence, with warm praise for its imaginative appeal. The story of a remote planet's great war between two kingdoms, it ranks as the Iliad of heroic fantasy. In the best traditions of Homeric epics, Norse sagas, and Arthurian myths, author E. R. Eddison weaves a compelling adventure, with a majestic, Shakespearean narrative style. His sweeping tale recounts battles between warriors and witches on fog-shrouded mountaintops and in the ocean's depths-along with romantic interludes, backroom intrigues, and episodes of direst treachery. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Worm Ouroboros: Large Print

Author: E. R. Eddison

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781797083476

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 5217

This is the book that shaped the landscape of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. When The Lord of the Rings first appeared, the critics inevitably compared it to this landmark work. Tolkien himself frankly acknowledged its influence, with warm praise for its imaginative appeal. The story of a remote planet's great war between two kingdoms, it ranks as the Iliad of heroic fantasy. In the best traditions of Homeric epics, Norse sagas, and Arthurian myths, author E. R. Eddison weaves a compelling adventure, with a majestic, Shakespearean narrative style. His sweeping tale recounts battles between warriors and witches on fog-shrouded mountaintops and in the ocean's depths-along with romantic interludes, backroom intrigues, and episodes of direst treachery.

The Worm Ouroboros Volume 1

Author: Eric Rücker Eddison

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727656121

Category:

Page: 470

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The Worm Ouroboros Volume 1 By Eric Rücker Eddison A fantastic and stylized story of a protracted war between domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an medieval world reminiscent of Norse sagas.

The Worm Ouroboros Volume 2

Author: Eric Rücker Eddison

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727656145

Category:

Page: 488

View: 2145

The Worm Ouroboros Volume 2 By Eric Rücker Eddison A fantastic and stylized story of a protracted war between domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an medieval world reminiscent of Norse sagas.

Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers

Author: L. Sprague deCamp

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575103639

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6577

Stories contained in this book: The Swords of Faerie Jack of all Arts: William Morris Two Men in One: Lord Dunsany Eldritch Yankee Gentleman: H. P. Lovecraft Superman in a Bowler: E. R. Eddison The Miscast Barbarian: Robert E. Howard Parallel Worlds: Fletcher Pratt Sierran Shaman: Clark Ashton Smith Merlin in Tweeds: J. R. R. Tolkien The Architect of Camelot: T. H. White Conan's Compeers

Worm

Der erste digitale Weltkrieg

Author: Mark Bowden

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827075203

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 337

Dass Cyberverbrechen und Cyberwar keine bloß virtuellen Gefahren mehr sind, sickert erst allmählich ins öffentliche und politische Bewusstsein. Als der Computerwurm »Conficker« im November 2008 auf die Welt losgelassen wurde, infizierte er binnen weniger Wochen Millionen von Computern weltweit. War er in ein System eingedrungen, konnte er dieses mit anderen verbinden und so ein Netzwerk bilden, das sich von außen kontrollieren ließ. Ein solch großes Botnetz ist theoretisch in der Lage, sämtliche Computernetzwerke zu überwältigen, ohne die heute unsere Banken, Telefone, Kraftwerke oder Flughäfen, ja sogar das Internet selbst kollabieren würden - mit unabsehbaren Folgen. War »Conficker« nur das Werkzeug von Cyberkriminellen oder gar eine reale militärische Waffe mit so nie dagewesenem Zerstörungspotenzial? Mark Bowden erzählt, wie in einem dramatischen Wettlauf Computerexperten alles daransetzen, den brandgefährlichen Wurm auszuschalten. Packend beschreibt er einen nach wie vor völlig unterschätzten Krieg, der buchstäblich unter unseren Fingerspitzen auf der Tastatur ausgefochten wird.

Mistress of Mistresses

Author: E. R. Eddison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147321209X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9806

Edward Lessingham of England is dead, the last chapter of his extraordinary life written. Edward Lessingham of Zimiamvia is alive: now Lord Lessingham, cousin to the villainous Vicar of Rerek, scourge of King Mezentius in that fabled land. But the king is dead and his passing has left a dangerous power vacuum and the fate of the three kingdoms in the balance. Lord Lessingham makes valiant attempts to bring peace to the land but is stalled by the vicar's treachery and the strange ties that bind him to his cousin. Ties that may yet lead to bloody conflict in the three kingdoms . . .

The Dragon Ouroboros - Illustrated

Author: Eric Rücker Eddison

Publisher: Leaves of Gold Press

ISBN: 9780987555458

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 540

View: 8697

TOLKIEN'S BOOKSHELF #7: THE DRAGON OUROBOROS 'The Dragon Ouroboros' was first published in 1933 under the title 'The Worm Ouroboros'. J.R.R. Tolkien read the story, and praised it in print, writing in a letter that he enjoyed Eddison's books 'for their sheer literary merit'. Eddison, he stated, was 'the greatest and most convincing writer of "invented worlds"' he had ever read. Tolkien's close friend and confidante C.S. Lewis was also an admirer, opining that 'no writer can be said to remind us of Eddison'. This heroic high fantasy novel is often compared with Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings', which was written many years later. Readers will swiftly become accustomed to Eddison's archaic language and find themselves swept away by the imagery, which is frequently beautiful. It is easy to see why Tolkien was impressed with Eddison's unusual, sprawling and imaginative work, a literary predecessor to The Lord of the Rings.

The Sources of Lord of the Rings and the Children of Hurin by J R R Tolkien, Series I

The Worm Ouroboros

Author: E. R. Eddison

Publisher: Bnpublishing.Com

ISBN: 9789562914673

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

View: 1433

The Sources of Lord of the Rings and The Children of Hurin by J.R.R.Tolkien, Series I: The Worm Ouroboros J.R.R. Tolkien's books did not come out of thin air. Tolkien, an academic linguist, drew on the following source materials to inspire him. The Worm Ourorobos by E.R. Eddison 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." The Worm Ouroboros is a thoroughly enjoyable book which will satisfy anyone who has finished the Lord of the Rings and wants to discover a new universe.

Discovering Classic Fantasy Fiction

Essays on the Antecedents of Fantastic Literature

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587150042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 1354

The antecedents of fantasy literature extend back to the very beginnings of storytelling itself, but modern fantasy became recognizable as a distinct literary form only in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with the publication of the novels of William Morris and the short stories of Lord Dunsany. The emphasis by these writers and their successors on ideal and sometimes less than ideal places and peoples who exist only in a realm of pure imagination laid the foundation for later works by J. R. R. Tolkien and many others. Book jacket.

Game, Set and Math

Enigmas and Conundrums

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486150968

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

View: 1876

Twelve essays take a playful approach to mathematics, investigating the topology of a blanket, the odds of beating a superior tennis player, and how to distinguish between fact and fallacy.