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Dunsany Lord 1878-1957

Overview
Works: 671 works in 2,363 publications in 6 languages and 35,025 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Biography  Records and correspondence  One-act plays  History  Juvenile works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Librettist
Classifications: PR6007.U6, 823.912
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If by Dunsany( )

13 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life at perhaps Ireland's longest-inhabited home, Dunsany Castle near Tara, received an honourary doctorate from Trinity College, and died in Dublin
Five plays: the gods of the mountain, the golden doom, King Argimēnēs and the unknown warrior, the glittering gate, the lost silk hat by Dunsany( Book )

72 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dreamer's tales by Dunsany( Book )

52 editions published between 1910 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a cold winter's evening late in the Stone Age; the sun had gone down blazing over the plains of Thold; there were no clouds, only the chill blue sky and the imminence of stars; and the surface of the sleeping Earth began to harden against the cold of the night. Presently from their lairs arose, and shook themselves and went stealthily forth, those of Earth's children to whom it is the law to prowl abroad as soon as the dusk has fallen. And they went pattering softly over the plain, and their eyes shone in the dark, and crossed and recrossed one another in their courses. Suddenly there became manifest in the midst of the plain that fearful portent of the presence of Man-a little flickering fire. And the children of Earth who prowl abroad by night looked sideways at it and snarled and edged away
Plays of gods and men by Dunsany( Book )

54 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how to grow many kinds of plants indoors and explains how and why plants grow
The book of wonder by Dunsany( Book )

66 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in English and French and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely documented as an influence on J.R.R. Tolkien's own writing, The book of wonder is a collection of short stories penned by renowned Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany (Edward J.M.D. Plunkett), the 18th Baron of Dunsany. Filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure, The book of wonder is a must-read for fantasy enthusiasts of all ages
Fifty-one tales by Dunsany( Book )

48 editions published between 1915 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for a cornucopia of classic fantasy tales? Dip into The Food of Death: Fifty-One Tales from genre pioneer Lord Dunsany. The short stories collected in this career-spanning compendium range from fables with a mythic bent to action-adventure tales set in alternate universes -- all from the pen of a brilliant early figure in the field who is credited as a major influence on Tolkien and Lovecraft. Fantasy fans won't be disappointed
The fireside book of dog stories by Jack Goodman( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book of stories and articles about dogs, by and for people who are attached to them by leashes and other ties. There are stories about great danes and bull terriers, pointers, poodles, & mutts
Tales of war by Dunsany( )

32 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Dunsany was one of the most influential fantasy authors of the twentieth century. Like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis he served during the great war. Collected here are twenty-nine stories of that terrible war. Dunsany saw the horrors of war and he was uniquely qualified to capture the experience in prose
If; a play in four acts by Dunsany( Book )

24 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A play about time travel"--Provided by publisher
The King of Elfland's daughter by Dunsany( Book )

53 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young prince ventures into a mysterious forest in search of the land of Faerie and of a princess bride, in one of the landmarks of modern fantasy fiction
Tales of three hemispheres by Dunsany( Book )

30 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection helped make Lord Dunsany a fantasy legend. Poetic prose, magical lands, old gods, atmospheric castles, ghosts, magic, power, and majesty fill these pages. ""There was once a man who sought a boon of the gods. For peace was over the world and all things savoured of sameness, and the man was weary at heart and sighed for the tents and the warfields. Therefore he sought a boon of the ancient gods. And appearing before them he said to them, "Ancient gods; there is peace in the land where I dwell, and indeed to the uttermost parts, and we are full weary of peace. O ancient gods, gra
Unhappy far-off things by Dunsany( )

26 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A title which was something of a departure for the Irish early master of the Fantasy genre: personal-experiences from The Great War - World War I. Dunsany's experiences in France - the abyssmal events that befell the French - are the subject of an indeed unhappy book. A moving reminisce of what Dunsany calls "The Abomination of Desolation."
The modern short story in the making by Whit Burnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from various types of short stories, with writers' and editors' commentaries, and definitions of the types of stories. Authors range from Mailer to Tennessee Williams. For contents, see Author Catalog
Plays of near and far by Dunsany( Book )

30 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Lord Dunsany"" was the pen name of Irish writer Edward Plunkett. A prolific dramatist and short story writer, many credit Dunsany with sparking interest in the then-nascent fantasy genre. This collection brings together several of the most popular works Dunsany produced for the stage
One-act plays by modern authors by Helen Louise Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and the gods by Dunsany( Book )

41 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Russian people have seen a breakdown not only of communist ideology but of the basic norms of a functioning society. The pervasive, almost palpable atmosphere of despair has led many Russians to seek extreme solutions for their societal malaise. Vladimir Zhirinovsky has exploited this growing desperation, taking the country by storm with his outrageous pronouncements and promises. Seen by Western critics with varying degrees of skepticism, Zhirinovsky is no fleeting curiosity in his motherland. He has even been called by some the "only man who can lead this country out of the darkness and into the light." Indeed, polls have shown that he is considered by many Russians to offer the greatest hope of pulling post-Cold War Russia out of the social and economic slump that has brought the country to its knees. Yet others in his native land and abroad have likened him to Hitler. Disturbingly, he does not shy away from these comparisons
The gods of Pegāna by Dunsany( )

39 editions published between 1905 and 2018 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gods of Pegana, by Lord Dunsany, is an imaginative book of fantasy and one of the most important collections compiled of short stories from the early part of the 20th century. Dunsany, as the second writer to fully exploit the fantasy and adventure of imaginary lands, which include gods, witches, magic and spirits, The God of Pegana is both an important science fiction work which is both for its ability to be an excellent collection children's fairy tales as well as sophistcated enough to work well at an adult level
The charwoman's shadow by Dunsany( Book )

23 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young sorcerer's apprentice, having discovered his master's ability to control shadows, attempts to break the bonds of servitude and rescue the charwoman who spends her days scrubbing his master's floors
Don Rodriguez : chronicles of Shadow Valley by Dunsany( Book )

28 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After long and patient research I am still unable to give to the reader of these Chronicles the exact date of the times that they tell of. Were it merely a matter of history there could be no doubts about the period; but where magic is concerned, to however slight an extent, there must always be some element of mystery, arising partly out of ignorance and partly from the compulsion of those oaths by which magic protects its precincts from the tiptoe of curiosity. Moreover, magic, even in small quantities, appears to affect time, much as acids affect some metals, curiously changing its substance, until dates seem to melt into a mercurial form that renders them elusive even to the eye of the most watchful historian. It is the magic appearing in Chronicles III and IV that has gravely affected the date, so that all I can tell the reader with certainty of the period is that it fell in the later years of the Golden Age in Spain
The last book of wonder by Dunsany( Book )

17 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immerse yourself in a world of fantastical fairy tales and fables in this delightful short story collection from famed Irish author Lord Dunsany, regarded as an important influence on later writers such as Tolkien and Lovecraft. One of the later entrants in Dunsany's abidingly popular short fiction series, The Last Book of Wonder will enthrall readers of all ages
 
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A dreamer's talesPlays of gods and menThe book of wonderFifty-one talesTales of warIf; a play in four actsThe King of Elfland's daughterTales of three hemispheres