Lord Dunsany - considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin and others - was a very successful author of numerous books, plays, and short stories. He possessed a remarkable imagination and created fantastical landscapes peopled with unique characters. Tales of Wonder, a collection of short stories, will transport you to another time and to another place and in the midst of it you will be enthralled with the marvel of it all.
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.