Wonder Tales: The Book of Wonder and Tales of Wonder

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Irish writer Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, the eighteenth Baron Dunsany, was one of English literature's most original talents. The author of many of the best fantastic tales in the language, he also greatly influenced other writers working in the genre. This collection of all the stories from two of his finest collections includes the famous "Three Sailors' Gambit," possibly the best chess story ever written, as well as "The Bad Old Woman in Black," "The Watch-Tower," "The Three Infernal Jokes," "The House of the ...
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Irish writer Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, the eighteenth Baron Dunsany, was one of English literature's most original talents. The author of many of the best fantastic tales in the language, he also greatly influenced other writers working in the genre. This collection of all the stories from two of his finest collections includes the famous "Three Sailors' Gambit," possibly the best chess story ever written, as well as "The Bad Old Woman in Black," "The Watch-Tower," "The Three Infernal Jokes," "The House of the Sphinx," and 28 other literary gems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486432014
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/16/2003
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 908,405
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2005

    Wonderful

    As David Eddings has said, this author teaches any writer humility for what he can do in four pages fantasy writers cannot do in 400. I have a much older version of this book, taking it on advice that i should read it, i had to own it at all costs and i regret it not. This writer is fantastic and not cheesy in the way Robert Jordan is. An underated writer, and he came out before Tolkien. Well worth buying. Some of the most enjoyable stories i have read.

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