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From the Publisher"Inventor of a new mythology and weaver of surprising folklore, Lord Dunsany stands dedicated to a strange world of fantastic beauty . . . unexcelled in the sorcery of crystalline singing prose, and supreme in the creation of a gorgeous and languorous world of incandescently exotic vision. No amount of mere description can convey more than a fraction of Lord Dunsany's pervasive charm."
—H. P. Lovecraft
Lord Dunsany "who has imagined colors, ceremonies and incredible processions . . . has yet never wearied of the most universal of emotions and the one most constantly associated with the sense of beauty; and when we come to examine these astonishments that seemed so alien we find that he has but transfigured with beauty the commons sights of the world."
—William Butler Yeats
"I shall indeed be happy if this volume contributes to the rediscovery of one of the greatest writers of this century."
—Arthur C. Clarke
"A fantasy novel in a class with the Tolkien books."
—L. Sprague de Camp