The Book of Wonder
Lord Dunsany (Author)
DescriptionThe Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany Not only does any tale which crosshatches between this world and Faerie owe a founder's debt to Lord Dunsany, but the secondary world created by J.R.R. Tolkien-from which almost all fantasy lands have devolved-also took shape and flower from Dunsany's example. 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. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
June 17, 2018
5.0 X 0.13 X 8.0 inches | 0.16 pounds
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About the Author
Lord Dunsany (1878-1957) was the pen name for Edward Plunkett, an Irish writer and dramatist. During his lifetime, he published more than eighty books, as well as hundreds of short stories and several successful plays. Dunsany, most noted for his writing of fantasy, influenced such writers as H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur C. Clarke, Neil Gaiman, and many others.