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.

Author: Moogushicage Majas
Country: Somalia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 22 August 2015
Pages: 79
PDF File Size: 20.72 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.27 Mb
ISBN: 348-4-86461-469-2
Downloads: 92114
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazilkree

So awful, it’s awesome! Please try again later. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. One person found this helpful. Northrop Frye said of Ros’ novels that they use “rhetorical material without being able to absorb or assimilate it: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

They sailed to the USA, took up residence in a small town in N. Share your thoughts with other customers. It is remarkable how late iddezleigh the history of every literature simplicity is invented. But a delight nonetheless. The standard reactions to her artistic defectiveness were masochistic joy and a perverse desire to share the spectacularly failed artwork with others.

But Ros claimed to have made enough money from her second novel, Delina Delaney, to build a house, which she named Iddesleigh. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? However, I find the heroine’s last name, Iddesleigh, strangely compelling.

Quotes from Irene Iddesleigh. This terrible novelist was a sort of early avatar of the spirit of the Epic Fail.


Who Was the Worst Novelist In History? Maybe Amanda McKittrick Ros

Near the end of Irene Iddesleigh, Ros contrives to have her heroine bump into Lord Dilworth, her adoptive father, at the harbor where she is about to get ireje the boat home from New York. They became intoxicated with their discovery of artifice. If they had been her students, she would have caned their frivolous arses to Narnia and back. Or do tell, if you think there’s a better contender for worst ever lrene — but I will take some convincing.

When Irene’s false heart is deus-exly revealed to her despairing husband she – alas!

Irene Iddesleigh by Amanda McKittrick Ros

One of them would start reading it aloud, and see how many sentences he read before someone started laughing. I’m not sure why. Sentences often run on and on; even if grammatically correct, you can’t wait for them to end.

Iiddesleigh was the worst novelist in history? The wife’s faithful maid helped her escape into the arms of the tutor. Mark Twain labeled it “one of the greatest unintentionally humorous novels of all time.

Here’s her “Verses on Visiting Westminster Abbey”: Well, I guess there is a story in there somewhere. Commonly thought to be the worst novel ever written, Irene Iddesleigh is a quick reverse how-to on writing a book – – see how many pages you can stomach bef See, this is the kind of book that makes Shakespeare’s skeletal forehead slam itself repeatedly into the coffin lid, idene the while spinning madly from the sheer misuse of the English language.

O’Connell tells us that “most of the characters in her last novel, Helen Huddleson, were named after fruits and vegetables from aristocrats like Lord Raspberry and Sir Christopher Currant right down the social scale to Madam Pear and Lily Lentil the servant girl “.


At times, he dabbles in digital art and photography. Thanks to Ros’ atrocious alliteration and idesleigh circumlocution which stirred snide sniggering in my own soul I can say that I have read what may actually be the single worst novel ever written! She wrote under the pen-name Amanda McKittrick Ros, possibly in an attempt to suggest a connection to the noble de Ros family of County Down. Jul 03, Stephanie: The point at which Ros became a viral underground phenomenon—what we might refer to nowadays as the tipping point—came when a copy of Irene Iddesleigh found its way into the hands of the critic and poet Barry Pain.

Her body is found jrene day or so later in the yard of the home of the family that adopted her. It’s possible I may have misread something as well.

iiddesleigh Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty. This stuff is, in lowish doses, quite entertaining, but if you read enough of it, its absurdity seems to spread outward to the whole of literature, like a particularly contagious airborne virus.

Irene Iddesleigh, an orphan adopted by a Lord and Lady on the brink of bankruptcy, marries a wealthy, much older man. This I find is why my writings are so much sought after. Learn more about Amazon Prime.