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This book was praised highly by Tolkien but from my glancing it is a tough read

Tol Eressea

Jul 30 2012, 2:49pm

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This book was praised highly by Tolkien but from my glancing it is a tough read Can't Post

by E. R. Eddison


"..Before diving in, there are a few things to be aware of. The rich language Eddison uses is based on Tudor and Jacobean English, with some modern anachronisms; it may take some getting used to, and occasionally a trip to the unabridged Oxford English Dictionary...."

Has anyone actually sat down and plowed through this book?
A retelling in more "modern" language would be of help for whoever
owns the copyright....this is done all the time with Bibles and other texts
written in archaic English etc. I know the language is part of the appeal and charm but if very few read it what good is that?

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Jul 30 2012, 2:51pm)

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This book was praised highly by Tolkien but from my glancing it is a tough read Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jul 30 2012, 2:49pm
    It has the advantage of coming before Tolkien, Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 30 2012, 3:29pm
    Revealing footnote on that site you gave CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jul 30 2012, 4:36pm
        I liked the Gormenghast books (at least the first two), but DesiringDragons Send a private message to DesiringDragons Jul 30 2012, 10:27pm
    I read it through, years ago dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 30 2012, 4:38pm
    well, I suppose it depends on your reaction to the style elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jul 31 2012, 10:17am


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