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The Unfortunate Fursey

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The Unfortunate Fursey

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Author: Mervyn Wall
Publisher: Valancourt Books, 2017
Crown Publishers, 1947
Series: Fursey: Book 1

1. The Unfortunate Fursey
2. The Return of Fursey

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Comic Fantasy
Historical Fantasy
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Hailed by critic E. F. Bleiler as a "landmark book in the history of fantasy," Mervyn Wall's classic The Unfortunate Fursey (1946) is set in 11th century Ireland, where the forces of evil have launched an assault on the monastery of Clonmacnoise. Their task is made easier by the fact that one hapless monk, the simple-minded Brother Fursey, cannot manage to pronounce the necessary words of exorcism. When the other monks discover this, the unfortunate Fursey is expelled and sets forth on the first stage of his travels, accompanied by a fantastic procession of cacodemons, hippogriffs, imps, furies, and other dreadful creatures, not to mention the elegant gentleman in black who is their commander-in-chief.


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