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Jan 27, Jorge rated it it was ok. Some use of archaic language that only lends to the charm.

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. Get this b Lord Dunsany was an Irish Nobleman who was intrumental in popularizing Chess in Ireland, invented his own version of “Fantasy Chess” one side has standard pieces and the other 32 pawns which is still being played, and wrote fantasy books and stories which he successfully published.

A young man turned hero, an evil sorceror, an all-powerful living sword, wel,eran fortress guarded by dragons, giant spiders, etc. A strangely archaic way to wellsran such a contemporary-feeling collection with muses personified, a device associated with the s. Somewhere you will find christian-influenced elements and maybe you too, you will think “Oh no, another Fspada If this sounds even slightly interesting to you, check it out. Jun 11, G.

The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany

Plunkett, the eighteenth Baron Dunsany produced a trove of gems of the imagination. What a brilliant idea. Como podem proteger ou destruir.


Trivia About The Sword of Well Every Dunsany collection seems to have at least 2 or 3 stories in it that are so incredible I want to give the whole book 5 stars. Best enjoyed by pairing the text with the just-as-fantastic illustration of Sidney Sime, one of the greatest illustrators.

Thus, the Wild Thing wishes to be human and to “have a soul to ezpada God, and to know the meaning of music, and to see the inner dspada of the marshlands and to imagine Paradise”.

In this story we see al example of Dunsany’s reverence of nature and weariness of industrial society that forms the base of many of his tales, and perhaps his purpose for writing his flights of fancy.

In this first-person account, Lord Dunsany gives the world’s most sarcastic narrative of a supernatural visitation. The spirits of these dead heroes continue to goad and interfere with the people of Merinma, who have become pacifistic in wellern rather than lazy as it is first presented to the reader.

A little harder to read than “Fifty-One Tales” but still very readable. It concerns the invasion of the people of idyllic Merimna, who have no desire or knowledge of battle, though the sspada was once home to the greatest heroes in the land, and how the people of this city are saved from invasion. Where Tolkein specialised in the depth of his world, Lord Dunsany creates a travelogue of the imagination. But in their quiet and contemplative moments they recount and reflect upon tales from earlier times, involving the ancient nobility of legendary heroes from barely welleeran lands.


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lecturas errantes: The Sword of Welleran, de Lord Dunsany

I will be giving a short review for each of the stories after I read them and then decide on a final rating as a whole! From this point the story descends into the ridiculous, with the author considering what would happen if he framed his brother’s murder on ghosts. The main espad is a “Wild Eslada a fairy, of course who lives in the marshes of the country. His brand of fantasy wlleran mythic and dreamlike, and is hugely inventive and influential.

The collection contains both “The Sword of Welleran” and “The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save For Sacnoth”, which are as good an introduction to his works as you’re going to get. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book. The 12 stories here are some of his best. There is poetry in the prose and strong visual elements. Mar 06, Christian rated it really liked it.

The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories

With this story you can especially feel the influence of exotic orientalism think the Arabian Nights on his writing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. At the time Dunsany was writing, fantasy we,leran were uncommon – maybe a bit of William Morris here and there.