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Copy from A. Moorcock dedicated this book to the memory of Mervyn Peake, and it is indeed very Ghormanghastly. The huge palace with its complex of interlinked buildings and roofed-in alleyways, hidden rooms and secret passages behind the walls is a perfect setting for a tale of courtly intrigue, spying and seduction. I was glad to find that it has a straight-forward narrative, unlike some of his other books such as the Jerry Cornelius novels, where you have to keep your wits about you to keep up with what is going on.

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Copy from A. Moorcock dedicated this book to the memory of Mervyn Peake, and it is indeed very Ghormanghastly. The huge palace with its complex of interlinked buildings and roofed-in alleyways, hidden rooms and secret passages behind the walls is a perfect setting for a tale of courtly intrigue, spying and seduction. I was glad to find that it has a straight-forward narrative, unlike some of his other books such as the Jerry Cornelius novels, where you have to keep your wits about you to keep up with what is going on.

The story is set in an alternative history version of Elizabethan England. Instead of England in the throes of the Reformation, we have Albion where Christianity and Islam do not appear to exist and it is still the pagan feasts of Yule and May Day that are celebrated at court.

Could Albion fall so swiftly if the foundations were secure? However, Moorcock is not being contrary in this case. Gloriana is considered by highfalutin Moorcock fans to be perhaps his most remarkable and original work. Though they are not based upon those same silly cliches, they are still immediately as one-dimensional and unchanging. The book is really nothing so much as an eroticized rewrite of Peake, and Moorcock does not have the capacious wit necessary to evoke Peake. It is more of a fond imitation than a reimagining.

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Not that I was religious or anything like that. I was just shocked to see Jesus and the Virgin Mary depicted in such a way. What an innocent I was. But times change.

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I commend him on his choice. With practically every animate and inanimate object she can get her hands on. I mean, gosh, Mr. But to my very great surprise, I found myself enjoying the book immensely.

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But Gloriana is an anti-romance , "more a dialogue with Spenser of The Faerie Queene than a description of my own ideal State," [1] says Moorcock. The era is a century after the time of Elizabeth I: "I wrote the book as if it was being written in the late 17th century , closer to Defoe than Shakespeare , drawing on language and understanding from that far forward, as it were," says Moorcock. Her Councillor of Philosophy, Doctor John Dee , tells her, "There are other Glorianas, other Dees, other Lord Chancellors, no doubt," from other spheres, perhaps separated by layers of ether. At the center of attention is the 6-foot, 6-inch, flame-haired Empress Gloriana I. Hern VI even raped his own daughter. She is the antithesis of the "Virgin Queen" Elizabeth I. Where Elizabeth was cool, self-controlled, and pragmatic, kind-hearted Gloriana is often overwhelmed by loneliness and despair, a slave to passions she can neither renounce or satisfy.

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Gloriana opens with the Queen Gloriana ruling the vast empire of Albion, which stretches across most of Eurasia and is now expanding into the newly-discovered lands of Virginia, named after her. Despite having had several lovers and illegitimate children, she is, like the real Queen Elizabeth I, unmarried and it is this and the matter of controlling her vast empire around which the action of the novel revolves. The ruler of Arabia wants Gloriana to become his, so he in turn can plunge that pacific realm into a cleansing bout of war and destruction. A courtier of his solicits the aid of Captain Arturus Quire to help him subvert Gloriana to this end. Although at first glance the central plot seems to be that of political machinations, Gloriana is much more than the summation of its plot. Moorcock here perhaps has written his best prose, with Quire in particular standing out.

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