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The Book of Wonder Lord Dunsany

The Book of Wonder

Lord Dunsany

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ISBN : 9781406938951
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52 pages
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Most fantasy enthusiasts consider Lord Dunsany one of the most significant forces in modern fantasy- his influences have been observed in the works of H.P. Lovecraft, L. Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance & many other modern writers. TheMoreMost fantasy enthusiasts consider Lord Dunsany one of the most significant forces in modern fantasy- his influences have been observed in the works of H.P. Lovecraft, L. Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance & many other modern writers. The Book of Wonder is Dunsany at his peak. The stories here are a lush tapestry of language, conjuring images of people, places & things which cannot possibly exist, yet somehow ring true. They are, in short, full of wonder. Together with Dunsanys other major collections, A Dreamers Tales & Tales of Three Hemispheres, they are a necessary part of any fantasy collection.Not only does any tale which crosshatches between this world & Faerie owe a Founders Debt to Lord Dunsany, but the secondary world created by J.R.R. Tolkien--from which almost all fantasylands have devolved--also took shape & flower from Dunsanys example.--The Encyclopedia of FantasyThe Bride of the Man Horse- Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler- The House of the Sphinx- Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men- The Injudiscious Prayers of Pombo the Idolater- The Loot of Bombasharna- Miss Cubbridge