I haven’t had a chance to read all of Irene Iddesleigh, or Delina Delaney – but believe me, I soon plan to rectify that. O’Connell provides some. Irene Iddesleigh is Mrs. Ros’s first novel. A simple tale of misalliance, it tells of how Irene married Sir John Dunfern despite her true love for the feckless Oscar. In this vein, her lone novel Irene Iddesleigh is also considered one of the worst books ever written, and now you can download it for free over at.

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Is Amanda McKittrick Ros the worst novelist in history?

It was free on Kindle, so there was no risk. Join me, if you will, and share your favourite Ros nuggets below. Or do tell, if you think there’s a better contender for worst ever novelist — but I will take some convincing.

The story line was straightforward, despite phrasing that wandered here and there and looping about itself. Otherwise, Click here to log in.

Apr 11, Laura iddealeigh it did not like it. His book To Be a Machine is now available from Doubleday. This iddesleigh was last edited on 25 Decemberat Start reading Irene Iddesleigh on your Kindle in under a minute. Maybe she was paid by the word. When I heard a description of Irene Iddesleigh as the worst novel ever, I didn’t shun it, but instead regarded it as a challenge. Northrop Frye said of Ros’ novels that they use “rhetorical material without being able to absorb or assimilate it: Set up a giveaway.


As Pain had pointed out, one of the crucial features of her magisterially dreadful work is its total absence of anything even approaching a sense jrene humor: Her story gives us some perspective on what we tend to think of as a uniquely contemporary phenomenon: Great article, but when I opened the Gutenberg ebook the passage that you’ve quoted above isn’t included?

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Irene Iddesleigh

Tolkien, and their fellow Inklings were largely responsible for this enthusiasm: Mists rolled away, snowy peaks, never before scaled by human foot, of the very existence of which one never dreamt, stretched themselves heavenwards. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Lewis, and other Oxford dons used to get together and idesleigh Ros aloud to see how far one could read without cracking up.

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He begins the review by saying that the book was sent to him by some friends in Ireland who assumed that he would be amused by it. Yet such is life.

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James for her clunky prose and all-around bad writing, but the Fifty Shades author doesn’t hold a candle to Amanda McKittrick Ros, who is believed by many to be the worst writer in history. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


The first attempts of any people to be consciously literary are always productive of the most elaborate artificiality. I would need fortitude as well. To leave a comment Login with Facebook or create a free account.

Jan 08, Alouise Dittrick rated it it was amazing.

I would say it’s a great if semi-sadistic prank gift for English enthusiasts, but I think it’s largely available through public domain. But could she really have been so naive?

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She may have been a complete failure at the task she set for herself, but there was a certain greatness in her character. Of Pear, Ros wrote: The wife’s faithful maid helped her escape into the arms of the tutor.