Elric of Melniboné, the haunted, treacherous and doomed albino sorcerer-prince, is one of the great creations of modern fantasy. An introspective weakling in thrall to his soul-eating sword, Stormbringer, he is yet a hero whose bloody adventures and wanderings lead inexorably to his decisive intervention in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos.
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Containing "Elric of Melnibone", "The Fortress of the Pearl", "The Sailor on the Seas of Fate", "The Dreaming City", "While the Gods Laugh" and "The Singing Citadel" this is one of the Millennium Uniform Editions of Moorcock's work, omnibus volumes with revised texts and new introductions.Review:
Elric, Moorcock's damned albino swordsman, is one of the most striking creations of heroic fantasy. Living in a world doomed to be forgotten, last emperor of the decaying empire he betrays, he is a striking figure of teenage angst who becomes something rather more. He is the central figure of a world conceived largely for its gloomy decorativeness--Moorcock's fantasy landscapes derive as much from the author's favourite Romantic and Mannerist pictures as they do from the traditions of a genre for which he had mixed feelings early in his career. Elric is doomed to sacrifice friends and lovers, as well as those enemies he wishes to spare, to the great black sword from which he derives not merely prowess but the capacity to be other than a neurasthenic invalid in these early stories. He also finds his wife Zarozinia and his friend Moonglum only to lose them, and fails heroically to save the world from the melting encroachments of the lords of Chaos. There is a dark power to these stories which belies their occasional absurdities and haunts the reader's dreams and nightmares.--Roz Kaveney
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002318447
Book Description Sep 04, 1972. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Ex-library book, usual markings. 1972 first edition. Hardback with original dust cover. A bit of staining to the bottoms of most pages but no text affected. Well read copy with some spine wear, still very useable, colouring of page edges due to age. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # P05_2884_BD_01/15
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Book Description London; Hutchinson, 1972., 1972. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. 191 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Original blue cloth with gilt titles in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket; map endpapers. Jacket lightly rubbed and spine-sunned with a few nicks & creases to edge, mainly to head of spine. A very clean copy with no annotation or inscriptions. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 2464