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Wonder Tales

The Book of Wonder and Tales of Wonder

By Baron Dunsany

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Format: Paperback, 158 pages
Published In: United States, 01 October 2003
Irish writer Edward J. M. D. Plunkett (1878 1957), the eighteenth Baron Dunsany, was one of English literature's most original talents. The author of many of the best fantastic tales in the language, he was also a great influence on other writers of the genre. American novelist H. P. Lovecraft wrote: "[Dunsany's] rich language, his cosmic point of view, his remote dream-worlds, and his exquisite sense of the fantastic, all appeal to me more than anything else in modern literature."These 33 tales by one of the grand masters of fantasy contain all of the stories from two of Dunsany's finest collections The Book of Wonder and Tales of Wonder including the famous "The Three Sailors' Gambit," possibly the best chess story ever written; "The House of the Sphinx," "The Wonderful Window," "The Bad Old Woman in Black," "The Watch-Tower," "The Three Infernal Jokes," "The Secret of the Sea," and 26 other literary gems."

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"[Dunsany's] rich language, his cosmic point view, his remote dream-worlds, and his exquisite sense of the fantastic, all appeal to me more than anything else in modern literature."

EAN: 9780486432014
ISBN: 0486432017
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Dimensions: 22.1 x 13.16 x 0.97 centimetres (0.11 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Somehow I expected this collection to be rather thicker- and yet, upon reading, I am not disappointed. Lord Dunsany used exactly the appropriate number of words in every case to paint his word pictures. Most of these tales are only four pages or so long, yet they are all perfect, or nearly so. Each story is a gem- an exquisite miniature.

As for content, these are all accounts of the Edge of the World. Perhaps you know it as Faery, the Mittelmarch, or even the Twilight Zone. It is the interface between our world and the next higher. You discover it by chance, here and there, when the improbable seems to mix more and more with the mundane. Sometimes you catch a glimpse of it in the twilight, the gloaming, for that is the only light by which it may be illuminated to our eyes. It penetrates our world like silver veins through granite- and communicates with an infinitely greater, deeper, body of bright ore...

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