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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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. Two chapters were more than enough. Do not read it. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Start reading Irene Iddesleigh on your Kindle in under a minute. Irene Iddesleigh, an orphan adopted by a Lord and Lady on the brink of bankruptcy, marries a wealthy, much older man.

This page was idddsleigh edited on 25 Decemberat Lists with This Book. Lines from her books were commonly quoted in the hallways of the House of Commons. I read this for pure “novelty” factor. I’ve played Ex Libris — well, our own free version — with my family every Christmas for years.

Irene Iddesleigh

The tl;dr version – Every person in this woman’s circle ended up having a miserable life. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Oxford literary group the Inklingswhich included C. Read more Read less.

To leave a comment Login with Facebook or create a free account. She seems genuinely not to have understood or at least never come near to acknowledging that her fame was due to the fact that almost all her readers were essentially critics, in that their harsh judgment of her work was a prerequisite for their reading it.


I think I am falling headlong into a new obsession. A biography O Rare Amanda! Wen Wu rated it did not like it Mar 31, She was a sort of Bizarro World Oscar Wilde: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I’ve worked it out. At times, he dabbles in digital art and photography.

For me, however, this is a bad book, but it is not the worst book I’ve ever read. Maybe she was paid by the word. But Ros claimed to have made enough money from her second novel, Delina Delaney, to build a house, which she named Iddesleigh.

Books by Amanda McKittrick Ros. She wrote poetry and a number of novels.

Jun 15, David Hayes rated it did not like it. Sympathy can wound the breast of trodden patience,— it hath no irenne to insure the feelings we possess, save that of sorrow. On 11 November as part of a year celebration, the librarian Elspeth Legg hosted a major retrospective of her works, culminating in a public reading by 65 delegates of the entire contents of Fumes of Formation. At times, I wondered if this was supposed to be a parody, but my understanding is that she took her work very seriously, idesleigh the critics of her work and never really got the fact that her success was due to the badness of her writing, not its quality.

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Mercer, asking him what he thought about her chances of winning the Nobel Prize for literature. I first heard of this iddesleifh in the movie, “Bad Writing.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Apr 11, Laura rated it did not like it. Lewis, and other Oxford dons used to get together and read Ros aloud to see how far one could read idvesleigh cracking up. Lewisand Mark Twain. Every thing I read on the subject indicated she only idresleigh one novel, so this could be from one of the short stories or poetry iddrsleigh she published.


My readers will have to surge their spirits together and read it for themselves. Her body is found a day or so later in the yard of the home of the family that adopted her. Oct 03, Emm – Stories for Ghouls rated it did not like it Shelves: Lewis said that this was the worst book ever written in the English language. Login or register to post comments.

Truly a contender for worst book read. It is apparent from the get-go that this is a poorly written story. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Alert and quick witted people accept her at once: His book To Be a Machine is now idddsleigh from Doubleday.

Well, I guess there is a story in there somewhere. They would — and here is my plan — hold “sporadic Ros reading competitions, in which the winner was the member who could read from one of her novels for the longest without breaking into laughter”.

Not so much for the dreadful overwritten prose, which becomes quite amusing once you got the hang of it, but for the terrible morality of the story. But 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.