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The Sword Of Welleran And Other Stories

By: Lord Dunsany
Published By: Double9 Books
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The first edition of Lord Dunsany's collection of fantasy short stories, "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories". There are many stories in the book, each of which is set in a distinct realm of magic and fantasy. In the title story, "The Sword of Welleran," four warriors travel on their quest to recover a potent sword that has been taken by a wicked sorcerer. On the other hand, In "The Kith of the Elf-Folk," a man stumbles onto a secret settlement of elf-like creatures with the ability to control the weather. In the novel "The Highwayman," a man trades his soul for money and power with the devil, only to come to regret it. Hereby, readers who are interested in fantasy writing will love this book. Now, his stories are full of unique people, vivid settings, and magical animals, and Dunsany's style is rich and evocative. Hence, the book is still regarded as a masterpiece of the fantasy genre and has received accolades for its inventive storytelling.

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Lord Dunsany

Anglo-Irish author and dramatist Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany also known as Lord Dunsany, lived from 18 July 1878 to 25 October 1957. His fantasy book The King of Elfland's Daughter, published in 1924, is his best-known work. Lord Dunsany was a well-known member of the Plunkett family and a distant relative of several prominent Irish figures. In 1916, he separated from Sir Reginald Drax, his only sibling, for unspecified reasons that appear to be connected to his mother's will. One person's infant brother passed away. He sustained injuries from a bullet that became lodged in his skull during the Easter Rising during World War One. He was prosecuted and found guilty of court-martial contempt during the Irish War of Independence. In Shoreham, Kent, he was particularly active during the Battle of Britain. In 1919, Dunsany traveled to America for the first time to promote his writing. He had a good relationship with people like Lady Gregory, Padraic Colum, Oliver St. John Gogarty, "AE" Russell, Percy French, and W. B. Yeats. In 1957, Lord Dunsany passed away from an appendicitis attack. He was laid to rest at the Shoreham, Kent, churchyard of St. Peter and St. Paul. At a memorial service in Meath's Kilmessan, "Crossing the Bar" was read.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 86 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357485651
  • ISBN-13: 9789357485654
  • Item Weight: 103.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.21 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary