1 quote from Delina Delaney: ‘Have you ever visited that portion of Erin’s plot that offers its sympathetic soil for the minute survey and scrutinous exa. Amanda McKittrick Ros is a true unknown genius: her masterpiece Delina Delaney is an “inspired” work of fiction the likes of which will never be seen again . Delina Delaney. 1 like. Amanda McKittrick Ros was an Irish writer who had an excessively high opinion of her worth and value to literature. She became.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The first sentence is a masterpiece: Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. Portions of bibliographic data on books is copyrighted by Ingram Book Group Inc. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. After ploughing through a twenty page unhinged rant about the temerity of Barry Pain to criticise her first self-published novel “Irene Iddseleigh”, the fun really starts.

Vanessa marked it as to-read Apr 23, Madelyn marked it as to-read May 06, de,aney During her first visit to Larne she met Andrew Ross, a widower of 35, who was station master there.

They became intoxicated with their discovery of artifice. Don’t have a Kindle? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Or do tell, if you think there’s a better contender for worst ever novelist — but I will take some convincing.

My everlasting thanks, then, to GalleyCatfor pointing me towards the discovery of a new literary competition with which — if I practise regularly — I’m planning to wipe the floor with them come December.


She published her first novel Irene Iddesleigh at her own expense in Apparently the worst novelist ever — and a quick glance at her work shows she can lay a lot more claim to the title than poor old Edward Bulwer-Lytton — the late century writer was an obsession of Lewis, Tolkien and their fellow Inklings, according to Mark O’Connell’s history of the worst things ever, Epic Fail.

Amanda self published Delina Delaney and the only way to buy an original copy was to send her a letter and money, and if she was convinced that you were a sincere fan and not a critic she would mail a copy to you. Amanda McKittrick Ros, universally acclaimed “Authoress” whose unique version of genius nearly transcends literature itself, displays the complete repertoire of her “talents” in Delina Delaney.

Refresh and try again. Her works were not read widely, and her eccentric, over-written, ” purple ” circumlocutory writing is alleged by some critics to be some of the worst prose and poetry ever written. Dictionary of Irish Biography.

Delina Delaney by Amanda McKittrick Ros

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Write a customer review. In her life and works were feted at a Belfast literary festival.

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Belfast Public Libraries have a large collection of manuscripts deaney, typescripts and first editions of her work. 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.


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”.

Please try again later. Poetry is always written before prose and always in a language as remote as possible from the language of ordinary life. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ros, an Elizabethan born out of her time, is still delna the spell of that magical and delicious intoxication.

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Scandal Bags and The Murdered Heiress among others. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? All, though, ends well, but only due to a plot twist that leaves the reader’s jaw hanging open.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A few enthusiasts have kept her legend alive.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Tolkienheld competitions to see who could read Ros’ work aloud for the longest length of time without laughing.