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Lud in the Mist alt cover image for ISBN Lud in the Mist the capital city of the small country Dorimare is a port at the confluence of two rivers the Dapple and the Dawl The Dapple has its origin beyo

  • Title: Lud-in-the-Mist
  • Author: Hope Mirrlees
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  • alt cover image for ISBN 9781857987676Lud in the Mist, the capital city of the small country Dorimare, is a port at the confluence of two rivers, the Dapple and the Dawl The Dapple has its origin beyond the Debatable Hills to the west of Lud in the Mist, in Fairyland In the days of Duke Aubrey, some centuries earlier, fairy things had been look upon with reverence, and falt cover image for ISBN 9781857987676Lud in the Mist, the capital city of the small country Dorimare, is a port at the confluence of two rivers, the Dapple and the Dawl The Dapple has its origin beyond the Debatable Hills to the west of Lud in the Mist, in Fairyland In the days of Duke Aubrey, some centuries earlier, fairy things had been look upon with reverence, and fairy fruit was brought down the Dapple and enjoyed by the people of Dorimare But after Duke Aubrey had been expelled from Dorimare by the burghers, the eating of fairy fruit came to be regarded as a crime, and anything related to the Fairyland was unspeakable Now, when his son Ranulph is believed to have eaten fairy fruit, Nathaniel Chanticleer, the mayor of Lud in the Mist, finds himself looking into old mysteries in order to save his son and the people of the city.

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        Hope Mirrlees was a British translator, poet and novelist She is best known for the 1926 Lud in the Mist, a fantasy novel and influential classic, and for Paris A Poem, a modernist poem.


    1. 30-odd years before Tolkein published “The Lord of the Rings”, a British woman named Hope Mirrlees wrote a fantasy called “Lud-in-the-Mist”. Neil Gaiman wrote an introduction to the edition I read and I can see that he meant every word. His own “Stardust” draws very heavily on “Lud-in-the-Mist”, especially in setting and tone. Other recent novels that are reminiscent of “Lud-in-the-Mist” are “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” by Susannah Clarke and “Little, Big” by J [...]

    2. Neil Gaiman raved about this book, so I read it. I wish I could have read it without knowing anything about it -- but I still liked it. It was written in the 1920's -- before fantasy tropes were so set in stone -- so it goes in directions you don't expect it to. Also, it's as though the author never heard of the idea that fantasy is a juvenile and disreputable genre, so she takes herself and her book seriously and uses fantasy to explore real and important ideas.

    3. Izgleda da je Lud-in-the-Mist (Lud u magli? Lad? Ko bi ga znao) najpoznatiji nepoznati fentezi. U tom smislu da je objavljen 1926. i da je njegova istinski ekscentrična (i jednako istinski bogata) autorka posle toga uglavnom batalila pisanje; možda je smatrala da je u dvadeset petoj rekla sve što je imala. I da je sledećih devedesetak godina njegov uticaj na fantastiku, naročito britansku, vrlo prisutan i vrlo skriven čak i onda kad pisci na koje je Houp Mirliz presudno uticala (recimo Nil [...]

    4. Of course, I come to this novel via Tim Powers, who quoted it quite tantalizingly and memorably in Last Call as one to which Scott Crane and his late wife often referred in their intimate shorthand with one another. At one point Susan's ghost, or at least the chthonic spirt-of-alcohol that is impersonating Susan refers to "a blackish canary" ("canary" as in the sense of "a shade of yellow" rather than that of the bird of that name) as a way of commenting on Scott's refusal to grasp what is reall [...]

    5. An exquisite, well-written, fascinating fantasy - unfortunately, a very disappointing ending. Or, should I say, very disappointing AFTER the ending, as the episode of Master Nathaniel meeting Duke Aubrey and finding the truth about Fairyland should have been the excellent ending of the book.However, the author decided to write a few chapters more, and the conclusion was not at all fit for the story.Worth reading, though. Could have been a masterpiece - it is, at the end of the day, just a fine b [...]

    6. Neil Gaiman made me do it! Er, for those who don't know, Neil Gaiman touted Lud-in-the-mist as one of the best yet most overlooked Fantasy novels of the twentieth century, and in my humble opinion he slightly, just slightly, oversold it. Sure, it's a beautifully written book, and Fantasy notwithstanding, surprisingly timeless (actually, it's pretty hard to believe it was written in 1926!), but for some reason I found it a bit hard to get into the story and care for any of the characters. I appre [...]

    7. This is a tale of the relationship between Fairyland and ordinary life, which puts it at the heart of my favorite storytelling traditions. Born during the late lifetime of fellow countryman George MacDonald (relevant works: Phantastes, Lilith), and just thirteen years younger than  G.K. Chesterton (Orthodoxy), Mirrlees seems to write under the guidance of the same muse that led them. It wouldn't surprise me if she were directly influenced by either one or both; nor would it surprise me if, like [...]

    8. I don't think I'm well-read enough to review this book -- as is the case with many British writers of that period, Mirrlees is far better classically educated than I am, and I'm sure I missed quite a few of her references. However, I now firmly agree with Neil Gaiman that this is "the single most beautiful, solid, unearthly, and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the twentieth century" so I felt I should attempt to review it here in the hopes that I get a few more people to seek it out.This is mos [...]

    9. I’ve been meaning to read Lud-in-the-Mist for ages and ages, and I don’t know why I didn’t get round to it sooner. It is classic fantasy; more like Lord Dunsany’s work than anything modern, though maybe Patricia McKillip might be a spiritual successor in some ways. The prose is glorious; it just feels warm and vivid, though honey-tinged in colour. I felt, reading it, like I could see the city of Lud; like I knew something of the dreams of its people, even if their daily lives were perhap [...]

    10. Maravilloso clásico de la fantasía escrito en 1926, moderno, irónico, crítico, lleno de personajes carismáticos, con ese maravilloso aire de leyenda, de cuento antiguo. Tremendamente evocador.¿Quién no se ha preguntado en qué bosques misteriosos nuestros antepasados descubrieron los modelos que inspiraron las bestias y los pájaros de sus tapices?No hay ninguna cosa cotidiana que, contemplada desde cierto ángulo, no se transforme en un hada. Piense en el Dapple, o en el Dawl, cuando se [...]

    11. The people of Lud werewell, "Luddites". This book I read long ago and it is by turns very sad, very funny, and always mind tickling. This is one of thoseif you can find it, "must reads" of fantasy. Of course some will disagree with mebut I'd say if you get the chance, read it.

    12. (Why is Neil Gaiman's name on this too? Can that ego maniac go away forever?)Anyway, I'm enjoying it, and it's pretty mysterious and interesting so far.

    13. A fairy tale for adults. Both serious and light, this is a story that works on more than one level. The surface narrative is an intriguing story and mystery that gradually builds tension and is delivered with a pleasant, leisurely prose style. But also the author is trying to say something about society and the meaning of life.Stylistically, I found echoes of this in Jack Vance's "Lyonesse" books. Certainly I think if you liked one then you'll like the other. But don't read this if you want more [...]

    14. I’ve been thinking: why couldn’t I finish this book, why did I get so bored? Now I know – because I couldn’t care for any of the characters. None was sympathetic. None inspired me to like him or her, even a little bit. In that, this book resembled a satire, but it wasn’t sufficiently funny either. It also read like a huge metaphor, but I didn’t like what I was seeing in it. Too close to home, I suppose.And it was too slow. I stopped reading on page 85, when still nothing happened, ju [...]

    15. An obscure fantasy classic, if that isn’t too much of an oxymoron. This little gem was first published in 1926, then re-released in 2005 with a beautiful cover (and too many typos – I have no patience for publishers milking a dead author’s work without bothering to copyedit, even if they do have great cover artists).Lud-in-the-Mist is set in a fictional land reminiscent of pre-industrial England; it feels like a precursor to Tolkien’s Shire. Of all the modern fantasy I’ve read, the boo [...]

    16. ahhhh this rocked!!! It's funny how this mostly takes place in the Real World (as opposed to Fairyland) and Neil Gaiman's Stardust mostly takes place in Fairyland (not the Real World), and yet there is more magic in a single serif on any letter of any word on any page of Lud-in-the-Mist than there is in the ENTIRE BOOK of Stardust.I should note that its handling of race is weird -- Tolkien-style "all the non-white people are from somewhere else". Indigo people appear to be the world's analogue f [...]

    17. I'm not a big fan of this sort of fantasy. It's a good read as this thing goes, just not my kind of stuff. Whimsical fairy tale with a bit of a grim side to it that is hard to categorize. Probably a bit of an influence on authors like Neil Gaiman. Nod and a wink kind of stuff that is charming and sly at the same time.

    18. I can't believe it took me so long to read this! It's a classic fantasy novel, totally essential to anyone who loves this type of book. After reading this book, it seems that there's a whole tradition of literature descended directly from this story. Unlike Tolkien ( who I love ) this is a more modern take on folklore and human nature but at the same time it reaches back far into primal things. I can really see where writers like Neil Gaiman and Suzanne Clarke are coming from.

    19. Si os gusta el folclore y los cuentos de hadas tenéis que leer Entrebrumas. es difícil hoy día encontrar historias con hadas así de buenas, de auténticas y enraizadas en el fértil suelo de la tradición feerica occidental. Una delicia de libro, contado al ritmo pausado de quien charla junto al fuego.

    20. I have wanted to read this for awhile so I am thrilled that I was able to secure a copy through inter library loan. This will be the last book I read of 2017, and what a great little gem to finish the year on.This almost forgotten fantasy tells the story of a country and it's people; Dorimare, that is bounded by sea and mountains and watered by two rivers, the Dapple and the Dawl. The Dapple has it's source in the country to the west, Fairyland, which borders Dorimare with the Debatable Mountain [...]

    21. Virginia Woolf described Hope Mirrlees as 'capricious, exacting, exquisite, very learned, and beautifully dressed' which also, I think, describes Mirrlees's greatest book: Lud-in-the-Mist.Lud-in-the-Mist is the capital of Dorimare, which borders fairyland. But ever since the aristocracy were chased off and the merchants established control of the town, fairy has been a dirty word and no crime is more depraved and taboo than the eating of fairy fruit. Fairyland and Dorimare must be reconciled, an [...]

    22. Lud-in-the-Mist comes highly recommended, first by the situation of its author (Mirlees was an intimate of Woolf and Eliot, and they both praised some of her work) and second by a number of modern authors who claim that it is a forgotten fantasy masterpiece.Unfortunately, it is merely okay. I realize that many people think it unfair to judge a book by modern standards, but that's exactly the standard that I have for books I read—and there are any number of truly classic novels that can stand u [...]

    23. This was a great story, fantastic in its fantasy and deeply felt. Clean, hopeful, not overly intense or focused on darkness. It also emphasizes the saving grace of creativity in our lives. It was rather symbolic, much of which I could just get a whiff of and almost recognize, other aspects I felt were really quite familiar. Because it was written before too many formulas for story telling had been cursed into stone, it is unusual, fresh, and expects much of its reader. Beautiful passages, intere [...]

    24. One of my favorite books. Subtle, sly, terrifying, funny, precise. Mirrlees is a prime example of a female writer whose ideas were appropriated and overshadowed by other (male) writers. Case in point: one of the first passages, after Master Nathaniel accidentally plays a note from an enchanted lute: "He was never again the same man. For years that note was the apex of his nightly dreams; the point towards which, by their circuitous and seemingly senseless windings, they had all the time been con [...]

    25. Lud-In-The-Mist has stuck in my mind like soft, dreamy taffy. It's a perfect example of a book I would have never found without . It has it all: pre-Tolkien genre concepts, fantasy that leans more towards the faerie than the fairy, and a comfortingly British cast to follow.The story is very rote Agatha Christie stuff. Taboo fairy fruit keeps finding its way into the city. People eat the fruit & go slightly batty. Our distinctly British heroes must find out how and why. There's a mysterious w [...]

    26. A fantasy tale predating The Lord of the Rings by decades. . . .Lud-In-the-Mists is the capital of Dorimare, a prosperous country that bordered on Fairyland, and once upon a time had been a duchy before they revolted at the last one's caprice and destructiveness. Now it was ruled by a wealthy merchant class and very content they were, having prohibited any dealings with Fairyland at all -- particularly with its fruit, which has a peculiar effect on those who eat it, who are never content after w [...]

    27. This book is full of parables that you can feel the essence of, but never quite get with your conscious mind. But same as how in the book it's told that the characters understood certain things not with their mind but somehow differently, you understand it as well, without really understanding it. It's like remembering a dream after waking up - somehow it all makes sense, although nothing really does, and things can't be arranged in order at all, happening simultaneously but at the same time one [...]

    28. This was a very charming little book, by turns witty, melancholy, nostalgic and playful. While it was fascinating to get an idea of what the fantasy genre looked like before Lord of the Rings, the book's age definitely showed in some of the very outdated social commentary that surfaced from time to time. I also feel like I might have better appreciated the book if I had a better idea of the context it was written in, because I'm convinced that there was a lot of thinly veiled political commentar [...]

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