- A Dreamer's Tales
Infobox Book |
name = A Dreamer's Tales
author = Lord Dunsany
language = English
genre = Fantasy
publisher = George Allen & Sons
release_date = 1910
media_type = Print (Hardback)
isbn = NA
The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories
The Book of Wonder
"A Dreamer's Tales" is the fifth book by Irish
fantasywriter Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula LeGuinand others. It was first published in hardcover by George Allen & Sons in September, 1910, and has been reprinted a number of times since. Issued by the Modern Libraryin a combined edition with "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories" as "A Dreamer's Tales and Other Stories" in 1917.
The book is actually Dunsany's fourth major work, as his preceding book, "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth" (March, 1910), was a chapbook reprinting a single story from his earlier collection "
The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories" (October, 1908).
In common with most of Dunsany's early books, "A Dreamer's Tales" is a collection of fantasy short stories.
:*"Preface":*"Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean":*"Bladgaross":*"The Madness of Andelsprutz":*"Where the Tides Ebb and Flow":*"Bethmoora":*"Idle Days on the Yann":*"The Sword and the Idol":*"The Idle City":*"The Hashish Man":*"Poor Old Bill":*"The Beggars":*"Carcassonne":*"In Zaccarath":*"The Field":*"The Day of the Poll":*"The Unhappy Body"
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8129 Project Gutenberg text]
*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=3 | date=1993
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