Dreamworlds, magic; faerie - an entrancing collection from 'One of the greatest writers of this century' Arthur C Clarke
Of all the weavers of magic, there is none like Lord Dunsany. During his long lifetime he wrote more than sixty books including novels, plays, poetry collections most memorably, innumerable exotic and fantastical short stories.
Here is the very best of Dunsany's extraordinarily evocative tales of Faerie, of dreamworlds and of magic. Considered a major influence on J R R Tolkien and Ursula Le Guin, these are some of the most beguiling fantasies in the English language, including the complete contents of Time and the Gods, The Book of Wonder, The Sword of Welleran and The Last Book of Wonder.
'To the truly imaginative he is a talisman and a key unlocking rich storehouses of dreams' H P Lovecraft
To the truly imaginative he is a talisman and a key unlocking rich storehouses of dreams
One of the greatest writers of this century
Lord Dunsany's work is immensely significant as well as enjoyable even today
It's not simply the beauty of the language, the astute eye for character, the hint of humor, or even the spell of legendry and wonder, but Dunsany's unique combination of all of the above. Even read today, with all the fantasy novels I've read, his work remains fresh and exuberant - Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
A delicate ear for speech rhythms and a brilliantly exact imagination
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.