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The Gods of Pegana is an imaginative book of fantasy and one of the most important collections compiled of short stories from the early part of the 20th century. Dunsany was the second writer to fully exploit the fantasy and adventure of imaginary lands, which include gods, witches, magic and spirits. The God of Pegana is an important science fiction work both for its ability to be an excellent collection children's fairy tales as well as being sophisticated enough to be enjoyed by adults.
One of the great writers of [the 20th] century - Arthur C. Clarke
Lord Dunsany's work is immensely significant as well as enjoyable even today - Katherine Kerr
To the truly imaginative he is a talisman and a key unlocking rich storehouses of dream ... Dunsany stands dedicated to strange and lovely worlds of fantastic beauty - H.P. Lovecraft
Lord Dunsany (1897-1957)
Born in London of an Anglo-Irish family that could trace its roots back to the twelfth century, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany, was a globetrotter, sportsman, hunter, poet, playwright and chessplayer. He wrote The Gods of Pegana in 1904, which became an unexpected succes d'estime and was followed by several collections which have been an inspiration for modern fantasy writers.