Bio: Lord Dunsany is one of the most influential fantasy writers of the 19th and 20th century. His work has influenced generations of writers, from H.P. Lovecraft to Poul Anderson to Ursula K. Le Guin.
Another classic collection of Dunsany's fantasy stories, including the dreamlike "Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean." "Blagdaross," "The Madness of Andelsprutz," "Where the Tides Ebb and Flow," "Bethmoora," "Idle Days on the Yann," "The Sword and the Idol," "The Idle City," "The Hashish Man," "Poor Old Bill," "The Beggars," "Carcassonne," "In Zaccarath," "The Field," "The Day of the Poll," and "The Unhappy Body."
Tales of War is a melancholy, atypical, and occasionally surprising book by the author of The Gods of Pegana and The King of Elfland's Daughter. It was written for a political rather than artistic purpose, but because it was painfully inspired from life (and death) and because it is written by a great writer, it is far more than just a curio. It also crosses more than once into the fantastic realm, which is partly why it is of interest to readers of Dunsany's classic fantasy works. This special ... more info>>
One of Lord Dunsany's few book-length fantasies, The Blessing of Pan is an important early fantasy from 1928, depicting English country life as a creeping paganism (sympolized by Pan) seeks to establish a new toehold, only to be confronted by a rational resistance. The Blessing of Pan is among Lord Dunsany's last major fantasies.
The Book of Wonder is Dunsany at his peak of his talent. The stories here are a lush tapestry of language, conjuring images of people, places, and things which cannot possibly exist, yet somehow ring true. They are, in short, full of wonder. Together with Dunsany's other major collections, A Dreamer's Tales and Tales of Three Hemispheres, they are a necessary part of any fantasy collection.
A WONDER FILLED TREASURY OF DUNSANY'S BEST BOOKS! Here, in one inexpensive eBook are five full-length books by this legendary master of fantasy and terror, the man H. P. Lovecraft modeled his work by. Now is your chance to read his best-loved works, The Book of Wonder, A Dreamer's Tales, Fifty-One Tales, The Gods of Pegana, and the Sword of Welleran and Other Stories. The Reader's Guide to Fantasy hails Lord Dunsany (1897-1957) for his "ornate, art-nouveau fantasy--of mythical worlds. His were t... more info>>
Four Complete Fantasy Masterpieces! The Reader's Guide to Fantasy hails Lord Dunsany (1897-1957) for his "ornate, art-nouveau fantasy--of mythical worlds. His were the first set in wholly created mythical worlds and paved the way for Tolkien's Middle Earth." The Reader's Guide calls his work "of concise elegance--bejeweled with all the exotica of the East."