By S. T. Joshi
A re-creation of the myth stories that encouraged J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft
A pioneer within the realm of resourceful literature, Lord Dunsany has won a cult following for his effect on sleek fable literature, together with such authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and H. P. Lovecraft. This precise selection of brief tales levels over 5 a long time of labor. Liberal decisions of past tales—including the complete Gods of Pegana in addition to such extraordinary works as "Idle Days of the Yann" and "The fort Unvanquishable, keep for Sacnoth"—are via memorable later stories, together with numerous concerning the garrulous tourist Joseph Jorkens and the outrageous homicide story "The Bottles of Relish." all through, the tales are united through Dunsany's cosmic imaginative and prescient, his impeccable and mellifluous prose, and his distinctively Irish experience of whimsy.
Here released for the 1st time through Penguin Classics, this version is the single annotated model of Dunsany's brief stories.
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From the alternate Paperback edition.