The Gods of Pegana is the first book by Lord Dunsany, and his most notable fantasy work. The author paid for its publication in 1905. The book was reviewed favorably as an unusual piece, and the writer never again had to pay to be published.The book is a series of short stories linked by a pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegana. It is an attempt to create an sinister Olympus or Valhalla populated with goods, each with a personality and a power over human life. They can be mad, wonderful, cruel or silly gods. The writer invented an entire cosmogony, a world that expressed his own philosophical predilections.
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About the Author
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett (1878 - 1957), was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books of his work were published in his lifetime and both original work and compilations have continued to appear. Dunsany's oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as plays, novels and essays. He achieved great fame and success with his early short stories and plays and during the 1910s was considered one of the greatest living writers of the English-speaking world; he is today best known for his 1924 fantasy novel The King of Elfland's Daughter. Born and raised in London, to the second-oldest title (created 1439) in the Irish peerage, Dunsany lived much of his life at what may be Ireland's longest-inhabited house, Dunsany Castle near Tara, worked with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, was chess and pistol-shooting champion of Ireland and travelled and hunted extensively.
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Gods of Pegana based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This book stunk. Dont get it. It doesnt make sense. I think it is because of the editing but it is hoerible to read. Waste ofspace. Im glad it was free
A wonderful collection of fantasy stories. Pure magic, and a big influence on Tolkien.