Mistress of Mistresses


Mistress of Mistresses
Mistress of Mistresses  
Mistress of mistresses.jpg
Dust-jacket for Mistress of Mistresses
Author(s) E.R. Eddison
Country UK
Language English
Series Zimiamvian Trilogy
Genre(s) Fantasy novel
Publisher Faber and Faber
Publication date 1935
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 463 pp
ISBN NA
Followed by A Fish Dinner in Memison

Mistress of Mistresses is the first novel in the Zimiamvian Trilogy by Eric Rücker Eddison. It centers on political intrigues between the nobles and rulers of the Three Kingdoms of Rerek, Meszria and Fingiswold, following the death of King Mezentius, an extraordinary ruler who has held sway over three kingdoms mainly through force of character. Dissolution of the realm seems certain as alliances are formed and begin to intrigue against each other. The character of Lessingham is an unknown quantity, with a strong character of his own, but the reader is kept uncertain over what impact Lessingham can have over the future of the realm until the novel's close.

First of the Zimiamvian Trilogy to be published, Mistress of Mistresses is chronologically the last novel in the series.

References

  • Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 107. 

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • mistress — ⇒MISTRESS, subst. fém. A. [Dans les pays anglo saxons ou d expression anglaise ou anglo américaine, précédant immédiatement le nom de famille, équivalent du français «Madame» (v. ce mot A 2) sauf pour les épouses des pairs britanniques, v. Lady]… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mistress */ — UK [ˈmɪstrəs] / US noun [countable] Word forms mistress : singular mistress plural mistresses 1) a woman who is having a sexual relationship with a married man 2) a woman who is in control of a situation mistress of: Helen is very much mistress… …   English dictionary

  • Mistress — may refer to: Mistress (lover), a woman, other than the spouse, with whom a married individual has a continuing sexual relationship Schoolmistress, or female school teacher (also called a schoolmarm ). The term is now obsolete in the UK; see… …   Wikipedia

  • Mistresses (2008 TV series) — Mistresses The four central women. Genre Serial drama Created by SJ Clarkson and Lowri Glain …   Wikipedia

  • Mistress — Mis tress, n. [OE. maistress, OF. maistresse, F. ma[^i]tresse, LL. magistrissa, for L. magistra, fem. of magister. See {Master}, {Mister}, and cf. {Miss} a young woman.] 1. A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mistress (1992 film) — Mistress Directed by Barry Primus Produced by Meir Teper Robert De Niro …   Wikipedia

  • Mistress (lover) — Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV of France, circa 1750 A mistress is a long term female lover and companion who is not married to her partner; the term is used especially when her partner is married. The relationship generally is stable… …   Wikipedia

  • Mistress of the Robes — The Mistress of the Robes is the senior lady of the British Royal Household. Formerly (as the name implies) responsible for the Queen s clothes and jewellery, the post now has the responsibility for arranging the rota of attendance of the Ladies… …   Wikipedia

  • Mistresses (TV series) — Infobox Television show name = Mistresses caption = show name 2 = genre = Serial drama creator = SJ Clarkson and Lowri Glain writer = Rachel Pole Richard Warlow Harriet Braun Catrin Clarke director = SJ Clarkson Philip John Peter Hoar creative… …   Wikipedia

  • mistress — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ former ▪ young … OF MISTRESSES ▪ string (esp. BrE) ▪ The king kept a string of mistresses. VERB + MISTRESS …   Collocations dictionary