Time and the Gods

Time and the Gods

Infobox Book |
name = Time and the Gods
title_orig =
translator =


image_caption =
author = Lord Dunsany
illustrator = Sidney Sime
cover_artist =
country = United Kingdom
language = English
series =
genre = Fantasy short stories
publisher = William Heinemann
release_date = 1906
english_release_date =
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages =
isbn = NA
preceded_by = The Gods of Pegāna
followed_by = The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories

"Time and the Gods" is the second book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula LeGuin and others.

The book was first published in hardcover by William Heinemann in September, 1906, and has been reprinted a number of times since. It was issued by the Modern Library in an unauthorised combined edition with "The Book of Wonder" under the latter's title in 1918.

Dunsany had a brief preface in the original edition and added a new introduction to the 1922 edition.

The book is a series of short stories linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna. It was preceded by his earlier collection "The Gods of Pegāna" and followed by some stories in "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories".

The book was illustrated by Dunsany's preferred artist Sidney Sime, who provided a range of black and white plates, the originals of which are still at Dunsany Castle. These were present in the 1906 and 1922 editions, not in the unauthorised collectiions and not in most modern reproductions.

The title is thought to have been influenced by Algernon Swinburne, who wrote the line “Time and the Gods are at strife” in his 1866 poem “Hymn to Proserpine.”

Contents

:*"Preface":*"Time and the Gods":*"The Coming of the Sea":*"A Legend of the Dawn":*"The Vengeance of Men":*"When the Gods Slept":*"The King That Was Not":*"The Cave of Kai":*"The Sorry of Search":*"The Men of Yarnith":*"For the Honour of the Gods":*"Night and Morning":*"Usury":*"Mlideen":*"The Secret of the Gods":*"The South Wind":*"In the Land of Time":*"The Relenting of Sardinac":*"The Jest of the Gods":*"The Dreams of the Prophet":*"The Journey of the King"

External links

* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8183 Project Gutenberg text]

References

*cite book | last=Joshi | first=S. T. | authorlink=S. T. Joshi | title=Lord Dunsany: a Bibliography / by S. T. Joshi and Darrell Schweitzer | location=Metuchen, N.J. | publisher=The Scarecrow Press, Inc. | page=2 | date=1993


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