A Dreamer's Tales

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Author: Lord Dunsany (Edward J. M. D. Plunkett)
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,064 / 105 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,637
mnybks.net#: 2398
Origin: gutenberg.org

Sixteen short imaginative stories which were published in England in 1910. They will appeal only to a limited class of readers, but will be asked for because of a revival of interest in Lord Dunsany's plays.

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Then the king of Arizim said to the watcher by the pool:

"If thou wilt go up Poltarnees and come back, as none have come, and report to us what lure or magic is in the Sea, we will pardon thy blasphemy, and thou shalt have the Princess to wife and sit among the Council of Kings."

And gladly thereunto the young man consented. And the Princess spoke to him, and asked him his name. And he told her that his name was Athelvok, and great joy arose in him at the sound of her voice. And to the three kings he promised to set out on the third day to scale the slope of Poltarnees and to return again, and this was the oath by which they bound him to return:

"I swear by the Sea that bears the worlds away, by the river of Oriathon, which men call Ocean, and by the gods and their tiger, and by the doom of the worlds, that I will return again to the Inner Lands, having beheld the Sea."

And that oath he swore with solemnity that very night in one of the temples of the Sea, but the three kings trusted more t

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2007.10.26
William Posey
****.

Dunsany ws very influentil in the genre of fantasy and science ficton, even before Jule Verne and HG Wells (I think he is considered by mny to be the father of modern ficton. I discovered a volume of his short stories about death when I was a child and was very impressed with it. Though he writes in a formal language, he manages to convey many ironies about his charecters, even in very short prose. I highly recomend all of his writings. It is important that his works be included in any thoughful library of early ficton. -William Posey


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