Worm Ouroboros: A Romance

The Worm Ouroboros: A Romance (USED)
The Worm Ouroboros: A Romance (USED)

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 1922 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. Generations of readers have joyfully lost themselves in the timeless worlds of The Worm Ouroboros.

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. 1st American edition. Illustrated by Keith Henderson. No dust jacket; black cloth; edges worn; corners bumped and frayed; lettering on spine faded; decorative endpapers; former owner's bookplate affixed to pastedown; hinges weak; text clean. G

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