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In the Land of Time And Other Fantasy Tales

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ISBN-10: 014243776X

ISBN-13: 9780142437766

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lord Dunsany, S. T. Joshi, Alfred Dunsany, S. T. Joshi, S. T. Joshi

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Though during his lifetime the Irish nobleman Lord Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, the 18th Baron Dunsany, was perhaps regarded as a minor talent, his somber short fantasies and novels had a significant impact on the development of fantasy and horror fiction. In real life, Dunsany was as interesting and versatile as anyone about whom he wrote. He was an African big-game hunter, a soldier in both the Boer War and World War I, and was wounded in the 1916 Irish Easter Rebellion. He was also the national chess champion of Ireland. Dunsany's first short story collection, The Gods of Pegana, was published in 1905 and was soon followed by other fantasy anthologies, including Time and the Gods (1906) and The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories (1908), among others. These stories are distinguished by their elegant, fairy tale settings and Dunsany's unique, macabre sense of humor. Dunsany's novels, such as The King of Elfland's Daughter (1924) and The Charwoman's Shadow (1926), are considered fantasy classics. Although Dunsany wrote prodigiously and with great versatility throughout his life, many regard his early, highly stylized short fiction to be his best work, and his most important.

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Pegana and Environs
The Gods of Pegana
Time and the Gods
A Legend of the Dawn
In the Land of Time
The Relenting of Sarnidac
The Fall of Babbulkund
Tales of Wonder
The Sword of Welleran
The Kith of the Elf-Folk
The Ghosts
The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth
Blagdaross
Idle Days on the Yann
A Shop in Go-by Street
The Avenger of Perdondaris
The Bride of the Man-Horse
Prose Poems
Where the Tides Ebb and Flow
The Raft-Builders
The Prayer of the Flowers
The Workman
Charon
Carcassonne
Roses
The City
Fantasy and Reality
The Wonderful Window
The Coronation of Mr. Thomas Shap
The City on Mallington Moor
The Bureau d'Echange de Maux
The Exiles' Club
Thirteen at Table
The Last Dream of Bwona Khubla
Jorkens
The Tale of the Abu Laheeb
Our Distant Cousins
The Walk to Lingham
The Development of the Rillswood Estate
A Life's Work
Some Late Tales
The Policeman's Prophecy
The Two Bottles of Relish
The Cut
Poseidon
Helping the Fairies
The Romance of His Life
The Pirate of the Round Pond
Explanatory Notes