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The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories

By Lord Dunsany
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Time and the Gods

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  • Book Code : 1681463431
  • Total of Pages : 113
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Once when the gods were young and only Their swarthy servant Time was without age, the gods lay sleeping by a broad river upon earth. There in a valley that from all the earth the gods had set apart for Their repose the gods dreamed marble dreams. And with domes and pinnacles the dreams arose and stood up proudly between the river and the sky, all shimmering white to the morning. In the city's midst the gleaming marble of a thousand steps climbed to the citadel where arose four pinnacles beckoning to heaven, and midmost between the pinnacles there stood the dome, vast, as the gods had dreamed it.

The Laughter of the Gods

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 168146330X
  • Total of Pages : 24
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Men laugh at the gods; they often laugh at the gods. I am more sure that the gods laugh too. It is dreadful to think of the laughter of the gods. O the lute! the lute! How clearly I hear the lute. But you all hear it? Do you not? You swear that you all hear it?

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By Lord Dunsany
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  • Total of Pages : 49
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Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life at perhaps Ireland's longest-inhabited home, Dunsany Castle near Tara, received an honourary doctorate from Trinity College, and died in Dublin.

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By R. Reginald
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  • Book Code : 0941028755
  • Total of Pages : 800
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Plays of Gods and Men

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 1776533011
  • Total of Pages : 167
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Irish aristocrat Lord Dunsany was a wealthy man of leisure, but when it came to the craft of writing, he was productive and prolific, creating nearly 100 works in his lifetime, many of which are cited as important early influences in the genre of fantasy. This volume brings together a number of Dunsany's most popular works written for the stage.

Delphi Complete Works of Lord Dunsany (Illustrated)

By Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 1786560844
  • Total of Pages : 7139
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A celebrated pioneer of fantasy fiction, the Irish writer and dramatist Lord Dunsany produced seminal works such as ‘The King of Elfland's Daughter’, noted for their imaginative power and intellectual ingenuity. Dunsany achieved great fame and success with his early short stories and plays, conjuring mysterious kingdoms of fairies and gods in richly coloured prose, while promoting a characteristic element of the macabre. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Dunsany’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Dunsany’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 13 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including THE CHARWOMAN’S SHADOW and THE BLESSING OF PAN * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Includes all of the Jorkens short story collections published during Dunsany’s lifetime * Rare story collections available in no other eBook, including THE MAN WHO ATE THE PHOENIX * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Dunsany’s scarce poetry collection, FIFTY POEMS, first time in digital print * Includes the two ‘Sirens’ autobiographies * Features a bonus biography - discover Dunsany’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels DON RODRIGUEZ: CHRONICLES OF SHADOW VALLEY THE KING OF ELFLAND’S DAUGHTER THE CHARWOMAN’S SHADOW THE BLESSING OF PAN THE CURSE OF THE WISE WOMAN UP IN THE HILLS RORY AND BRAN MY TALKS WITH DEAN SPANLEY THE STORY OF MONA SHEEHY GUERRILLA THE STRANGE JOURNEYS OF COLONEL POLDERS THE LAST REVOLUTION HIS FELLOW MEN The Jorkens Series THE TRAVEL TALES OF MR. JOSEPH JORKENS JORKENS REMEMBERS AFRICA JORKENS HAS A LARGE WHISKEY THE FOURTH BOOK OF JORKENS JORKENS BORROWS ANOTHER WHISKEY Other Short Story Collections THE GODS OF PEGANA TIME AND THE GODS THE SWORD OF WELLERAN AND OTHER STORIES A DREAMER’S TALES THE BOOK OF WONDER FIFTY-ONE TALES TALES OF WONDER TALES OF WAR UNHAPPY FAR-OFF THINGS TALES OF THREE HEMISPHERES THE MAN WHO ATE THE PHOENIX THE LITTLE TALES OF SMETHERS AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays FIVE PLAYS PLAYS OF GODS AND MEN IF PLAYS OF NEAR AND FAR SEVEN MODERN COMEDIES PLAYS FOR EARTH AND AIR The Poetry Collection FIFTY POEMS The Non-Fiction NOWADAYS The Autobiographies WHILE THE SIRENS SLEPT THE SIRENS WAKE The Biography DUNSANY THE DRAMATIST by Edward Hale Bierstadt Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463180
  • Total of Pages : 13
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Toldees, Mondath, Arizim, these are the Inner Lands, the lands whose sentinels upon their borders do not behold the sea. Beyond them to the east there lies a desert, for ever untroubled by man: all yellow it is, and spotted with shadows of stones, and Death is in it, like a leopard lying in the sun. To the south they are bounded by magic, to the west by a mountain, and to the north by the voice and anger of the Polar wind. Like a great wall is the mountain to the west. It comes up out of the distance and goes down into the distance again, and it is named Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean.

Thirteen at Table

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463423
  • Total of Pages : 12
  • Category : Fiction
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"How can I ever thank you?" he said to me then. "We have been thirteen at table for thirty years and I never dared to insult them because I had wronged them all, and now you have done it and I know they will never dine here again."

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By Lord Dunsany
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  • Total of Pages : 59
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Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life at perhaps Ireland's longest-inhabited home, Dunsany Castle near Tara, received an honourary doctorate from Trinity College, and died in Dublin.

A Night at an Inn

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  • Book Code : 1681463091
  • Total of Pages : 13
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Those clever ones are the beggars to make a muddle. Their plans are clever enough, but they don't work, and then they make a mess of things much worse than you or me.

The Fall of Babbulkund

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 1681463253
  • Total of Pages : 14
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Thus passed away in the hour of her iniquities before Annolith, in the two thousand and thirty-second year of her being, in the six thousand and fiftieth year of the building of the World, Babbulkund, City of Marvel, sometime called by those that hated her City of the Dog, but hourly mourned in Araby and Ind and wide through jungle and desert; leaving no memorial in stone to show that she had been, but remembered with an abiding love, in spite of the anger of God, by all that knew her beauty, whereof still they sing.

The Queen's Enemies

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463342
  • Total of Pages : 14
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Book Short Summary:

I have poured out dark wine to them, I have offered them fat, indeed, I have often offered them savoury things. I have said: The Queen should not have enemies; she is too delicate, too fair. But they will not understand.

The Sorrow of Search

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 1681463369
  • Total of Pages : 8
  • Category : Fiction
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There was also another prophet and his name was Shaun, who had such reverence for the gods of Old that he became able to discern their forms by starlight as they strode, unseen by others, among men. And in the city Shaun's followers built three temples. The one on the right was a temple for the young, and the one on the left a temple for the old, and the third was a temple for the old, and the third was a temple with doors closed and barred—therein none ever entered. For many years Shaun and his few followers lived in their huts upon the mountain's summit worshipping gods that mocked, and every night Shaun saw the two gods by starlight as they laughed to one another in the silence. And Shaun grew old.

In the Land of Time

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 1681463164
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: in-the-land-of-time.pdf

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Later the King, going abroad through his new kingdom, came on the Temple of the gods of Old. There he found the roof shattered and the marble columns broken and tall weeds met together in the inner shrine, and the gods of Old, bereft of worship or sacrifice, neglected and forgotten. And the King asked of his councillors who it was that had overturned this temple of the gods or caused the gods Themselves to be thus forsaken. And they answered him: "Time has done this."

Prefaces and Introductions

By W.B. Yeats
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349062367
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Short Summary:

This volume in The Collected Edition of the Works of W.B.Yeats brings together for the first time thirty-two introductions written for anthologies that he edited or for books by other writers. The introductions span the full length of his career. Their topics range from Irish legends and folklore to the design of graceful new Irish coins. The authors he discusses include William Blake, J.M.Synge, Lady Gregory, Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, Lionel Johnson and Rabindranath Tagore. Full explanatory notes and an index give the reader easy access to the volume's diverse array of topics. The text is reliable and accurate.

Tales of Three Hemispheres

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633553388
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Filled with the characteristic Dunsanian spirit of fantasy and magic, these tales are described by a reviewer as stories of our own strange souls. The last dream of Bwona Khubla; The postman of Otford; East and West; The gifts of the gods; A city of wonder; A pretty quarrel.

When the Gods Slept

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463458
  • Total of Pages : 9
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Book Short Summary:

There in Pegana lay the gods asleep, and in a corner lay the Power of the gods alone upon the floor, a thing wrought of black rock and four words graven upon it, whereof I might not give thee any clue, if even I should find it—four words of which none knoweth. Some say they tell of the opening of a flower towards dawn, and others say they concern earthquakes among hills, and others that they tell of the death of fishes, and others that the words be these: Power, Knowledge, Forgetting, and another word that not the gods themselves may ever guess.

The Kith of the Elf-Folk

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463288
  • Total of Pages : 16
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The Wild Things are somewhat human in appearance, only all brown of skin and barely two feet high. Their ears are pointed like the squirrel's, only far larger, and they leap to prodigious heights. They live all day under deep pools in the loneliest marshes, but at night they come up and dance. Each Wild Thing has over its head a marsh-light, which moves as the Wild Thing moves; they have no souls, and cannot die, and are of the kith of the Elf-folk.

Carcassonne

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463113
  • Total of Pages : 177
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: carcassonne.pdf

Book Short Summary:

And the diviner rose up, stroking his grey beard, and spake guardedly—"There are certain events," he said, "upon the ways of Fate that are veiled even from a diviner's eyes, and many more are clear to us that were better veiled from all; much I know that is better unforetold, and some things that I may not foretell on pain of centuries of punishment. But this I know and foretell—that you will never come to Carcassonne."

Idle Days on the Yann

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 1681463156
  • Total of Pages : 18
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

So I came down through the wood on the bank of Yann and found, as had been prophesied, the ship Bird of the River about to loose her cable. The captain sat cross-legged upon the white deck with his scimitar lying beside him in its jeweled scabbard, and the sailors toiled to spread the nimble sails to bring the ship into the central stream of Yann, and all the while sang ancient soothing songs. And the wind of the evening descending cool from the snowfields of some mountainous abode of distant gods came suddenly, like glad tidings to an anxious city, into the wing-like sails.

Fifty-One Tales

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633553302
  • Total of Pages : 81
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: fifty-one-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection of fables, allegories, and satires, short, sometimes slight, and very well done. They are unusual bits of imaginative writing, dramatic, condensed, incisive, and of a kind to stay in the memory; the use of words is masterly. A book to pick up and read occasionally, as the philosophy, taken in large draughts, is a bit depressing.

Gods, Men and Ghosts

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 0486780716
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Irish writer Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, ranks among the twentieth century's great masters of supernatural and science fiction. An outstanding dramatist whose supernatural plays anticipated the theater of the absurd, Dunsany was also a virtuoso writer of short stories and essays. This selection presents the finest of his works, gathered from long-out-of-print sources. Contents include the famous "Three Sailors' Gambit," possibly the best chess story ever written; the remarkable trilogy about Nuth and the Gnoles, Thangobrind the Jeweller, and the Gibbelins; exploits of the Gods, including both "The Gods of Pengana" and adventures from other books; and favorite adventures of Jorkens, prince of liars. Dunsany's spellbinding tales are complemented by the remarkable visions of Sidney H. Sime, whose delicate illustrations form an indispensable complement to the stories.

The City on Mallington Moor

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 1681463237
  • Total of Pages : 11
  • Category : Fiction
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The City of the Sun is a dialogue between "a Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller and a Genoese Sea-Captain." The book describes a theocratic society where goods, women, and children are held in common. It also resembles the City of Adocentyn in the Picatrix, an Arabic guide to magical town planning. In the final part of the work, Campanella prophesies-- in the veiled language of astrology-- that the Spanish kings, in alliance with the Pope, are destined to be the instruments of a Divine Plan: the final victory of the True Faith and its diffusion in the whole world.

The Tents of the Arabs

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463393
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Fiction
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A crown should not be worn upon the head. A sceptre should not be carried in Kings' hands. But a crown should be wrought into a golden chain, and a sceptre driven stake-wise into the ground so that a King may be chained to it by the ankle. Then he would know that he might not stray away into the beautiful desert and might never see the palm trees by the wells. O Thalanna, Thalanna, how I hate this city with its narrow, narrow ways, and evening after evening drunken men playing skabash in the scandalous gambling house of that old scoundrel Skarmi. O that I might marry the child of some unkingly house that generation to generation had never known a city, and that we might ride from here down the long track through the desert, always we two alone till we came to the tents of the Arabs. And the crown—some foolish, greedy man should be given it to his sorrow. And all this may not be, for a King is yet a King.

The Prayer of the Men of Daleswood

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Book Code : 1681463334
  • Total of Pages : 9
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Book Short Summary:

"There were only twenty houses in Daleswood. A place you would scarcely have heard of. A village up top of the hills. When the war came there was no more than thirty men there between sixteen and forty-five. They all went."

The Blessing of Pan

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0809530759
  • Total of Pages : 277
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 557
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Book Short Summary:

"The Blessing of Pan portrays English rural life under a sign of paganism, after the fashion of writers like T.F. Powys." -- The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

Gods, Men and Ghosts

By Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Baron Dunsany,Sidney Herbert Sime
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486228088
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 269
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Book Short Summary:

The world of the supernatural is explored in this anthology of tales about the bizarre and occult

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy

By Douglas A. Anderson,Ludwig Tieck,George MacDonald,E. Nesbit,Richard Garnett
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 034546981X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 985
  • Pdf File: tales-before-tolkien.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Terry Brooks. David Eddings. George R. R. Martin. Robin Hobb. The top names in modern fantasy all acknowledge J. R. R. Tolkien as their role model, the author whose work inspired them to create their own epics. But what writers influenced Tolkien himself? Here, internationally recognized Tolkien expert Douglas A. Anderson has gathered the fiction of authors who sparked Tolkien’s imagination in a collection destined to become a classic in its own right. Andrew Lang’s romantic swashbuckler, “The Story of Sigurd,” features magic rings, an enchanted sword, and a brave hero loved by two beautiful women— and cursed by a ferocious dragon. Tolkien read E. A. Wyke-Smith’s “The Marvelous Land of Snergs” to his children, delighting in these charming tales of a pixieish people “only slightly taller than the average table.” Also appearing in this collection is a never-before-published gem by David Lindsay, author of Voyage to Arcturus, a novel which Tolkien praised highly both as a thriller and as a work of philosophy, religion, and morals. In stories packed with magical journeys, conflicted heroes, and terrible beasts, this extraordinary volume is one that no fan of fantasy or Tolkien should be without. These tales just might inspire a new generation of creative writers. Tales Before Tolkien: 22 Magical Stories “The Elves” by Ludwig Tieck “The Golden Key” by George Macdonald “Puss-Cat Mew” by E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen “The Griffin and the Minor Canon” by Frank R. Stockton “The Demon Pope” by Richard Garnett “The Story of Sigurd” by Andrew Lang “The Folk of the Mountain Door” by William Morris “Black Heart and White Heart” by H. Rider Haggard “The Dragon Tamers” by E. Nesbit “The Far Islands” by John Buchan “The Drawn Arrow” by Clemence Housman “The Enchanted Buffalo” by L. Frank Baum “Chu-bu and Sheemish” by Lord Dunsany “The Baumhoff Explosive” by William Hope Hodgson “The Regent of the North” by Kenneth Morris “The Coming of the Terror” by Arthur Machen “The Elf Trap” by Francis Stevens “The Thin Queen of Elfhame” by James Branch Cabell “The Woman of the Wood” by A. Merritt “Golithos the Ogre” by E. A. Wyke-Smith “The Story of Alwina” by Austin Tappan Wright “A Christmas Play” by David Lindsay

In the Land of Time

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440650268
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: in-the-land-of-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A new edition of the Fantasy Tales that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft A pioneer in the realm of imaginative literature, Lord Dunsany has gained a cult following for his influence on modern fantasy literature, including such authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and H. P. Lovecraft. This unique collection of short stories ranges over five decades of work. Liberal selections of earlier tales—including the entire Gods of Pegana as well as such notable works as "Idle Days of the Yann" and "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth"—are followed by memorable later tales, including several about the garrulous traveler Joseph Jorkens and the outrageous murder tale "The Two Bottles of Relish." Throughout, the stories are united by Dunsany's cosmic vision, his impeccable and mellifluous prose, and his distinctively Irish sense of whimsy. Here published for the first time by Penguin Classics, this edition is the only annotated version of Dunsany's short stories. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Relenting of Sarnidac

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463350
  • Total of Pages : 8
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

And the Book of the Knowledge of the gods tells further how the day on which Pompeides found the gods shall be kept for ever as a fast until the evening and called the Fast of the Departing, but in the evening shall a feast be held which is named the Feast of the Relenting, for on that evening Sarnidac pitied the whole world and tarried.

A Legend of the Dawn

By Lord Dunsany
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681463083
  • Total of Pages : 9
  • Category : Fiction
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It was dark all over the world and even in Pegana, where dwell the gods, it was dark when the child Inzana, the Dawn, first found her golden ball. Then running down the stairway of the gods with tripping feet, chalcedony, onyx, chalcedony, onyx, step by step, she cast her golden ball across the sky. The golden ball went bounding up the sky, and the Dawnchild with her flaring hair stood laughing upon the stairway of the gods, and it was day.