The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories

The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories

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name = The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories
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author = Lord Dunsany
illustrator = Sidney Sime
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country = United Kingdom
language = English
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genre = Fantasy short stories
publisher = George Allen & Sons
release_date = 1908
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media_type = Print (Hardback)
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isbn = NA
preceded_by = Time and the Gods
followed_by = A Dreamer's Tales

"The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories" is the third 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. It was first published in hardcover by George Allen & Sons in October, 1908, and has been reprinted a number of times since. Issued by the Modern Library in a combined edition with "A Dreamer's Tales" as "A Dreamer's Tales and Other Stories" in 1917.

The book is a series of short stories, some of them linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna, which were the focus of his earlier collections "The Gods of Pegāna" and "Time and the Gods". One of the stories, "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth," was afterwards (1910) published by itself as a separate book, a now very-rare "Art-and-Craft" style limited edition.

Contents

:*"The Sword of Welleran":*"The Fall of Bubbulkund":*"The Kith of the Elf-Folk":*"The Highwayman":*"In the Twilight":*"The Ghosts":*"The Whirlpool":*"The Hurricane":*"The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth":*"The Lord of Cities":*"The Doom of La Traviata":*"On the Dry Land"

External links

* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/10806 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. | pages=2-3 | date=1993


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