Hope Mirrlees

Hope Mirrlees


Born
in The United Kingdom
December 13, 1901

Died
January 01, 1978

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Hope Mirrlees was a British translator, poet and novelist. She is best known for the 1926 Lud-in-the-Mist, a fantasy novel and influential classic, and for Paris: A Poem, a modernist poem.

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Lud-in-the-Mist

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3.85 avg rating — 3,586 ratings — published 1926 — 36 editions
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Paris

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Collected Poems

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The Counterplot

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1924 — 3 editions
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Madeleine: One of Love's Ja...

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Entrebrumas (Novela)

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A Fly in Amber: Being An Ex...

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More books by Hope Mirrlees…
“A house with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted.”
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

“Reason I know, is only a drug, and, as such, its effects are never permanent. But, like the juice of the poppy, it often gives a temporary relief.”
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

“You should regard each meeting with a friend as a sitting he is unwillingly giving you for a portrait - a portrait that, probably, when you or he die, will still be unfinished. And, though this is an absorbing pursuit, nevertheless, the painters are apt to end pessimists. For however handsome and merry may be the face, however rich may be the background, in the first rough sketch of each portrait, yet with every added stroke of the brush, with every tiny readjustment of the "values," with every modification of the chiaroscuro, the eyes looking out at you grow more disquieting. And, finally, it is your own face that you are staring at in terror, as in a mirror by candlelight, when all the house is still.”
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

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