The Winged Bull By Dion Fortune – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Find The Winged Bull by Fortune, Dion at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Speaking of Crowley, the Sinister Magus in The Winged Bull could not possibly have been based on anyone else. This leads me to suspect that.

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A wise magician wants to free his sister from an obscene and dangerous ritual. Kate’s Kwik-Ship Books Condition: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. There’s a lively firtune between the down and out war hero and the mink-wearing Ursula.

Evil magicians could use that same dynamic. Book ratings by Goodreads. I had expected rather more esoteric lore and less romance novel.

The Winged Bull

Email required Address never made public. Dust Jacket shows some extremity wear, touch of spine fade, a few spots, price clipped. So, if you like a good magical yarn, and can ignore the exaggerated attack on The Great Beastand the typical level of sexism, by all means dive in to this one.


Waite, Aleister Crowley, and W. But it is the down-at-heel soldier Murchison who interests most.

I’m not a big fan. To view it, click fortunr. None of her fiction has beat the Sea Priestess so far for me. Put to one side the casual racism and sexism and the very binary view of what it is to be a man and a woman and enjoy a romantic adventure, albeit one built on the somewhat simple sub-Lawrentian and post-Freudian theories of it Published inthis straddles the territory between popular and serious fiction or an attempt at it at least.

Magical practices and esoteric laws are described in dramatic form. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He introduces a male friend that is a diamond in the rough.

Doctorwendy rated it liked it Nov 02, No trivia or quizzes yet. At night my partner reads to me from The Winged Bull. I thought I was picking up a pulp-type novel, not a fiction designed to lead people into mystery cults. A kind of love story, with a rather weak antagonist thwarted pathetically easily a bit of a ways before the book’s end, after most of the novel is spent on people sitting around and discussing what to do about him.


They also appear to be wealthy, but Astley and Fouldes are corrupted by the use of drugs and alcohol, while Murchison’s magician is hale.

The Winged Bull by Dion Fortune

Too heady to be made into films, Fortune’s novels have probably inspired film makers. Outside again, the fog as thick as ever, Murchison first cries aloud in his imagination to the winged bull. There could be any number of reasons why she would not mention this if it did happen.

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This site uses cookies. Two stars off for really extravagant s British racism Jul 24, Lissa Notreallywolf rated it liked it Shelves: Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Its metaphorical significance is developed thoughout the book.