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A Dreamers Tales

Auhtor: Lord Dunsany

Language: english
Published: 1910

Genres:

fiction,  fantasy,  short stories
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Review by C. F. Hill, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Dreamers Tales':

A Dreamers Tales is the fifth book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien H. P. Lovecraft Ursula LeGuin and others. It was first published in hardcover by George Allen Sons in September 1910 and has been reprinted a number of times since. Issued by the Modern Library in a combined edition with The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories as A Dreamers Tales and Other Stories in 1917.The book is actually Dunsanys fourth major work as his preceding book The Fortress Unvanquishable Save for Sacnoth (March 1910) was a chapbook reprinting a single story from his earlier collection The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories (October 1908).In common with most of Dunsanys early books A Dreamers Tales is a collection of fantasy short stories.Source: Wikipedia

Excerpts from the Book 'A Dreamers Tales':


... the gods forget, which means Farewell. Now the king of Arizim had a daughter who played with the wild wood flowers, and with the fountains in her father's ...
... hearing nor scenting any danger he must have remained rigid for some moments, for it was in that attitude that Athelvok found him as he emerged breathless ...
... arose rejoicing and leapt through the veins of men and exalted their souls within them till they stood up in their places and sang Provencal songs. ...
... battle, said: I am Blagdaross yet! A Dreamer's Tales The Madness of Andelsprutz I first saw the city of Andelsprutz on an afternoon ...
... because I had been killed, but perception and thought were in my unhappy soul. The dawn widened, and I saw the desolate houses that crowded the ...
... the night itself is irrevocably overthrown. It is suddenly revealed to me by the weary pallor of the street lamps that the streets are silent and nocturnal ...
... heights, and there had reached us on the River Yann the song of those countless myriads of choirs that attend him in his progress round the world. For ...
... they had reclined during the heat of the day, and the great beasts of the jungle came down to drink. The butterflies a while since were gone to rest. ...
... city. And night came down and cloaked Perd'ondaris and hid it from our eyes, which as things have happened will never see it again for I have heard ...
... where little fishing-boats went gleaming by. And the sun set, and the brief twilight came, and the exultation of the glory of Bar-Wul-Yann was gone, ...
... slow mind again and again, Ged loves Ith. Ith has said so. Ith hates the sword-holders. Ith hates the sword-holders. Ged loves Ith. Evening fell ...
... cats. 'Sometimes,' they said among themselves, 'it was the gods that lived here, sometimes it was men, and now it's cats. So let us enjoy the sun on ...
... whole days before Captain got drunk again, and poor old Bill and all had a dreadful time, for Captain invented new curses every day, and wherever he ...
... Hell, and none of us mentioned Hell above a whisper for fear that it should remind him. But on the third evening the cabin-boy came and told us that ...
... reigned at Arn, and the world was fairer, he gave a festival to all the weald to commemorate the splendour of his youth. They say that his house at Arn ...
... fear that men tell at evening to their friends, in the comfort and the safety of their hearths. Then night appeared, and an enormous moon. And the men ...
... when the fire was warm and rain slipped down the eaves and when the wind was high small children feared the Men Who Would Not Rest were going clattering ...
... that must have some rumour of the hills nor, wondering if they are still the same, come at last upon the edge of their far-spread robes, and so on ...
... me away from the dances of my kin to make me toil at his detestable work and he will not let me do the little things, that would give pleasure to the ...
... latter's title in 1918. Dunsany had a brief preface in the original edition and added a new introduction to the 1922 edition. The book is a series of ...