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The Way of Ecben

The Way of Ecben

(1929)
(A book in the Saga of Poictesme series)
A novel by

 
Today, some recognize Cabell as one of the first contemporary writers from the South. He is also noted for his unique blending of classic myths and legends with his own imagination and is considered a pioneer of fantasy writing. The Way of Ecben is derived from the Norrovian legend upon which is based Felix Kennaston's The King's Quest, but Cabell claims that his tale clings rigorously to the queer legend's restrained, and quite unfigurative, first shaping. The story begins: It is an old tale which tells of the fighting between Alfgar, the King of Ecben, and Ulf, the King of Rorn. Their enmity took hold of them because they both desired that daughter of Thordis who was called Ettaine.

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

August 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Way of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving a Gentleman
Author(s): James Branch Cabell
ISBN: 1-59224-288-X / 978-1-59224-288-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Way Of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving A Gentleman
Author(s): James Branch Cabell
ISBN: 1-4179-0919-6 / 978-1-4179-0919-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Way of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving a Gentleman
Author(s): James Branch Cabell
ISBN: 1-59224-287-1 / 978-1-59224-287-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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