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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For me, however, this is a bad book, but it is not the worst book I’ve ever read. Oct 03, Emm – Stories for Ghouls rated it did not like it Shelves: What plot might be there is smothered to death under long-winded, patience-dissolving, gratuitous prose.

Irenne terrible novelist was a sort of early avatar of the spirit of the Epic Fail. That quote ccame from the aforementioned Cracked article, which seemed to be attributed to McKittrick Ros’s first novel.

When I heard a description iddeskeigh Irene Iddesleigh as the worst novel ever, I didn’t shun it, but instead regarded it as a challenge. Orphaned, adopted, married to Lord Dunford, imprisoned by same, mother of Hugh Dunford, escapee, married again to Oscar Oswald, widowed, shamed forever until found dead- Irene. She was a sort of Bizarro World Oscar Wilde: This I find is why my writings are so much sought after.


Sep 06, Marvin rated it it was amazing.

The first attempts of any people to be consciously literary are always productive ivdesleigh the most elaborate artificiality. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

This book is as bad as I had heard, a masterwork of inept writing. They sailed to the USA, took up residence in a small town in N.

Mayhaps but I think there are some modern authors who I would say are just as bad, if not worse. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Gifford insists that he has no intention of acquiescing.

As Pain had pointed out, one of the crucial features of her magisterially dreadful work is its total absence of iddesleith even approaching a sense of humor: Ros is generally considered the worst novelist in English.

Yet such is life. And, it wasn’t just any room, but a room that had been the room where ancestral relatives had not only been confined, but killed themselves.

Belfast Public Libraries have a large collection of manuscriptstypescripts and first editions of her work. Instead, she uses ten words where one would do, giving her prose an unnecessary ornateness. The history behind Irene Iddesleigh will no doubt remind you of the aforementioned Fifty Shades.

Northrop Frye said of Ros’ novels that they use “rhetorical material without being able to absorb or assimilate it: Cirilu rated it really orene it Nov 10, There are no discussion irend on this book yet.

If they had been her students, she would have caned their frivolous arses to Narnia and back. After years had passed, the tutor became a drunkard, committed suicide which caused Irene to sail back to England.


It is remarkable how late in the history of every literature simplicity is invented. However, I find the heroine’s last name, Iddesleigh, strangely compelling. My readers will have to surge their spirits together and read it for themselves. Lots of criticism gets heaped on E.

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Irene Iddesleigh by Amanda McKittrick Ros

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If you can make sense of any Don’t have a Kindle? In Ros’ last novel, Helen Huddlesonall the characters are named after various fruits: Mark Twain labeled it “one of the greatest unintentionally humorous novels of all time.

I had to stop, but I might finish it another time if I can summon up enough courage and fortitude. Irens before getting down on one knee, he for some reason decides to pick up a magazine that happens to be lying around in the drawing room and opens it to an unfavorable review of a novel recently published by May Marchmont, another, less evil—but equally alliterative—cousin.

Tolkien were “fans” of her bad writing.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? During her first visit to Larne she met Andrew Ross, a widower of 35, who was station master there.