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Eddison, Eric Rücker 1882-1945

Overview
Works: 106 works in 334 publications in 5 languages and 3,682 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Fantasy fiction  Fiction  Sagas  Fantasy fiction, English  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PT7269.E3, 839.61
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Rücker Eddison
The worm Ouroboros, a romance by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

101 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost classic masterpiece of magical realms, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. On the far side of darkness lies a world where two mighty forces are making ready for a war of kingdom against kingdom, warrior against witch, and honour against treachery. It is a world that beckons Edward Lessingham and is totally at odds with his Edwardian background. Torn by greater passions than mere mortals can know, the adventure-loving lords of Demonland are pitted against the cruel enchantments of the witch-king Gorice XII. As swords cross with clash of steel, they begin their odyssey in glory and terror. E.R. Eddison's masterpiece stands as one of the great prototypes of modern fantasy fiction. The intricately woven themes of high adventure, sorcery and the conflict between good and evil transport the reader to epic worlds beyond imagination
Styrbiorn the Strong by Eric Rücker Eddison( )

18 editions published between 1926 and 2019 in English and German and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Styrbiorn the Strong tells the grand tale of Styrbiorn Olafsson, heir to the Swedish throne and known for his impressive size and strength, as well as his unruly, quarrelsome nature. Denied his birthright and exiled from Sweden, Styrbiorn becomes the leader of the Jomsvikings and sets out to reclaim the Swedish throne in the epic Battle of Fýrisvellir."--Page 4 of cover
Journeys through time & space : 5 classic novels of science fiction and fantasy by H. G Wells( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Nebula Award winner presents tales that shaped modern science fiction and fantasy-five complete novels by Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, and more. In this handpicked collection, New York Times-bestselling author Greg Bear travels back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when novelists let their imaginations soar beyond conventional boundaries of time and space and contributed to the emergence of imaginative new literary genres. In 1889, Mark Twain introduced Americans to time travel in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, in which a hard-headed New Englander is sent back through history to the age of chivalry. Six years later, H.G. Wells propelled an intrepid inventor into the far future via The Time Machine; there, our fearless hero discovers a nightmarish evolutionary scenario in which technologically advanced but mutated Morlocks dwell underground, preying on the innocent aboveground Eloi. In 1912, long before Ray Bradbury or Star Wars, Edgar Rice Burroughs imagined the first wildly popular alternative fantasy/alien culture with A Princess of Mars, transporting readers from Arizona to the red planet, where Confederate soldier John Carter is swept up in another kind of civil war and seduced by a gorgeous red-hued princess. In 1920, Scottish novelist David Lindsay presented A Voyage to Arcturus, an interstellar quest for truth as well as an inquiry into the nature of good and evil that inspired generations of fantasy writers to come. And in 1922, E.R. Eddison turned the planet Mercury into a fantasy version of Earth where demons and witches wage war on a Homeric scale in The Worm Ouroboros. With an insightful introduction, Bear celebrates the writers who first swept readers away to other times and worlds-and blew their minds in ways that altered our literary landscape and collective imagination forever
Egil's saga by Snorri Sturluson( Book )

11 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of Egil, son of Grim the Bald, tells the exciting tale of a medieval warrior-poet and his many Viking adventures. Challenged by his ugly appearance and haunted by rumours that his grandfather was a werewolf, Egil devotes himself to Odin, god of kings, warriors and poets, and determines to avenge his father's exile from Norway. With action ranging across Iceland and Scandinavia down to Scotland and England, Egil's thrilling encounters include kings, sorcerers, berserkers and outlaws, as the story follows his transformation from youthful savagery to mature wisdom. Sometimes considered the greatest of the Icelandic sagas, Egil's Saga is the 10th-century Nordic equivalent of The Iliad and The Odyssey. Eddison's translation, published in 1930, reflects the swift dramatic terseness and vivid character-drawing which made the saga style in prose narrative such an enduring model for modern historical and fantasy literature, and his meticulous translation includes elaborate notes and annotations
Mistress of mistresses : a vision of Zimiamvia by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

28 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to legend, the Gates of Zimiamvia lead to a land that 'no mortal foot may tread, but that souls of the dead that were great upon earth do inhabit'. Here they forever live, love, do battle and even die again. Edward Lessingham -- artist, poet, king of men and lover of women -- is dead. But from Aphrodite herself, the Mistress of Mistresses, he has earned the promise to live again with the gods in Zimiamvia in return for her own perilous future favours
A fish dinner in Memison by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

18 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume in the classic epic trilogy of parallel worlds, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. A lady strays from a garden path and enters a different realm. A king wages dynastic war for control of three kingdoms. As villains plot to take control of an alternate world inhabited by the souls of the dead, a mysterious, magical woman seeks her destiny, igniting a splendid pageantry of battles and quests, poisonous love and triumphant passion, doomed loyalties and unsurpassed courage. And while Edward Lessingham engages in an earthly romance in twentieth-century England, seduction in Zimiamvia takes place over the most lavish of banquets
The Mezentian gate by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third volume in the classic epic trilogy of parallel worlds, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. E.R. Eddison was the author of three of the most remarkable fantasies in the English language: The Worm Ouroboros, Mistress of Mistresses and A Fish Dinner in Memison. Linked together as separate parts of one vast romantic epic, fans who clamoured for more were finally rewarded 13 years after Eddison's death with the publication of the uncompleted fourth novel, written during the dark years of the Second World War. This new edition of The Mezentian Gate includes additional narrative fragments of the story missing from the original 1958 edition. Together with an illuminating introduction by Eddison scholar Paul Edmund Thomas, this volume returns Edward Lessingham to the extravagant realm of Zimiamvia and concludes one of the most extraordinary and influential fantasy series ever written
Zimiamvia : a trilogy by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, letters, and memories of Philip Sidney Nairn by Philip Sidney Nairn( )

4 editions published between 1916 and 1973 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, letters and memories of Philip Sydney Nairn by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

3 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant memoir and tribute to the Oxford poet Nairnby the author who went on to create The Worm Ouroborosand the groundbreaking Zimiamvia fantasy trilogy. Eric Rucker Eddison's first book, originally published privately in hardback during the First World War, is a poignant memoir and tribute to the Oxford poet Philip Sidney Fletcher Nairn, whose work was so inspired by his Scottish ancestry, life in the Lake District, and his subsequent travels across Asia. This first official paperback edition includes a poignant and evocative biography, a dozen photographs, and more than 50 of Nairn's poems, and marks the centenary of his untimely death in Kuala Lumpur in May 1914, aged just 30 years old
Egil's saga, done into English out of the Icelandic by Snorri Sturluson( Book )

5 editions published between 1930 and 1968 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worm Ouroboros : prelude to the Zimiamvia trilogy by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost classic masterpiece of magical realms, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. On the far side of darkness lies a world where two mighty forces are making ready for a war of kingdom against kingdom, warrior against witch, and honour against treachery. It is a world that beckons Edward Lessingham and is totally at odds with his Edwardian background. Torn by greater passions than mere mortals can know, the adventure-loving lords of Demonland are pitted against the cruel enchantments of the witch-king Gorice XII. As swords cross with clash of steel, they begin their odyssey in glory and terror. E.R. Eddison's masterpiece stands as one of the great prototypes of modern fantasy fiction. The intricately woven themes of high adventure, sorcery and the conflict between good and evil transport the reader to epic worlds beyond imagination
Der Wurm Ouroboros : e. klass. Fantasy-Roman by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantastisch-abenteuerlicher Roman vom Kampf der verfeindeten Reiche "Dämonenland" und "Hexenland" auf dem Planeten "Merkurien"
Egil's Saga by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

4 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Zimiamvia by Eric Rücker Eddison( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic epic trilogy of parallel worlds, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. Also includes The Worm Ouroboros. When Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was published, reviewers saw that there was only one author with whom he could legitimately be compared: Eric Rucker Eddison (1882-1945). He met both Tolkien and Lewis, and was cited by both as the game-changer in fantastic literature and a key influence on them. His two principal works ' the sprawling and opulent fantasy trilogy Zimiamvia (which has been favourably compared to Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast) and the earlier hedonistic The Worm Ouroboros (a cross between H.P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany) ' put Eddison up among the masters of his craft. Admirers including Ursula Le Guin, Robert Silverberg and Clive Barker have all lined up to praise his books. This complete eBook edition includes the three books of the Zimiamvia Trilogy - Mistress of Mistresses, A Fish Dinner in Memison, and The Mezentian Gate, together with the epic prelude novel The Worm Ouroboros
Egil's saga by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

4 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egil's Saga is the 10th-century Nordic equivalent of The Iliad and The Odyssey. Translated from the Icelandic withan introduction, notes and an essay, this is the first time Eddison's version of this epic heroic saga has been made available as a digital book. The saga of Egil, son of Grim the Bald, tells the exciting tale of a medieval warrior-poet and his many Viking adventures. Challenged by his ugly appearance and haunted by rumours that his grandfather was a werewolf, Egil devotes himself to Odin, god of kings, warriors and poets, and determines to avenge his father's exile from Norway. With action ranging across Iceland and Scandinavia down to Scotland and England, Egil's thrilling encounters include kings, sorcerers, berserkers and outlaws, as the story follows his transformation from youthful savagery to mature wisdom. Sometimes considered the greatest of the Icelandic sagas, Egil's Saga is the 10th-century Nordic equivalent of The Iliad and The Odyssey. Eddison's acclaimed translation, published in 1930, has been long unavailable, and demonstrates the author's amazing capacity for evocative and erudite language. It reflects the swift dramatic terseness and vivid character-drawing which made the saga style in prose narrative such an enduring model for modern historical and fantasy literature, and his meticulous translation includes elaborate notes and annotations
La serpiente Uróboros by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lords of Demonland face the cruel enchantments of Gorice XII, the king of Witchland, and these two great powers prepare for battle in a distant land. Their fight eventually brings them to an enchanted mountain where they meet their destiny
Egil's saga : done into English out of the Icelandic with an introduction, notes, and an essay on some principles of translation( Book )

2 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fish dinner in Memison ; with an introduction by James Stephens by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dragon ouroboros : illustrated by Eric Rücker Eddison( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
E. R. Eddison écrivain britannique

E. R. Eddison escriptor britànic

E. R. Eddison scrittore britannico

E・R・エディスン

Eddison, E.R.

Eddison, E. R. 1882-1945

Eddison, E. R. (Eric Rücker), 1882-1945

Eddison, Eric R. 1882-1945

Eddison, Eric Rücker.

Eric Rücker Eddison britisk skribent

Eric Rucker Eddison Brits schrijver

Eric Rücker Eddison brittisk författare

Eric Rücker Eddison englischer Fantasy-Schriftsteller

Eric Rücker Eddison escritor británico

Rücker Eddison, Eric 1882-1945

Έρικ Ράκερ Έντισον

Эддисон, Эрик Рюкер

ერიკ რიუკერ ედისონი

エディスン, E. R.

艾立克·洛克·艾丁生

Languages
English (211)

German (14)

Italian (7)

Spanish (6)

Dutch (2)