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Wonder Tales:  The Book of Wonder and Tales of Wonder

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Wonder Tales: The Book of Wonder and Tales of Wonder

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Author: Lord Dunsany
Publisher: Dover Publications, 2003
Series: Tolkien's Bookshelf: Book 8
Book Type: Omnibus
Genre: Fantasy / Horror
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Synopsis

Irish writer Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, the eighteenth Baron Dunsany, was one of English literature's most original talents. The author of many of the best fantastic tales in the language, he also greatly influenced other writers working in the genre. This collection of all the stories from two of his finest collections includes the famous "Three Sailors' Gambit," possibly the best chess story ever written, as well as "The Bad Old Woman in Black," "The Watch-Tower," "The Three Infernal Jokes," "The House of the Sphinx," and 28 other literary gems.

This book combines The Book of Wonder, originally published in 1912, and Tales of Wonder, published in 1916.

Contents:

v • The Book of Wonder • (1912) • collection by Lord Dunsany

v • Preface (The Book of Wonder) • (1912) • poem by Lord Dunsany

1 • The Bride of the Man-Horse • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

5 • Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany (variant of The Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller, and of the Doom That Befell Him)

9 • The House of the Sphinx • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

12 • Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany (variant of The Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men)

16 • The Injudicious Prayers of Pombo the Idolater • (1910) • short story by Lord Dunsany

20 • The Loot of Bombasharna • (1910) • short story by Lord Dunsany

24 • Miss Cubbidge and the Dragon of Romance • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

27 • The Quest of the Queen's Tears • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

32 • The Hoard of the Gibbelins • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

36 • How Nuth Would Have Practised His Art Upon the Gnoles • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

41 • How One Came, as Was Foretold, to the City of Never • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

45 • The Coronation of Mr. Thomas Shap • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

49 • Chu-Bu and Sheemish • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

53 • The Wonderful Window • (1911) • short story by Lord Dunsany

58 • Epilogue (The Book of Wonder) • (1912) • essay by Lord Dunsany

59 • Tales of Wonder • (1916) • collection by Lord Dunsany (variant of The Last Book of Wonder)

59 • Preface (Tales of Wonder) • (1916) • essay by Lord Dunsany

61 • A Tale of London • (1912) • short story by Lord Dunsany

64 • Thirteen at Table • (1916) • short story by Lord Dunsany

72 • The City on Mallington Moor • (1913) • short story by Lord Dunsany

79 • Why the Milkman Shudders When He Perceives the Dawn • (1914) • short story by Lord Dunsany

82 • The Bad Old Woman in Black • (1914) • short story by Lord Dunsany

84 • The Bird of the Difficult Eye • (1914) • short story by Lord Dunsany

88 • The Long Porter's Tale • (1914) • short story by Lord Dunsany

93 • The Bureau d'Echange de Maux • (1915) • short story by Lord Dunsany

97 • A Story of Land and Sea • (1914) • novelette by Lord Dunsany

118 • The Loot of Loma • (1914) • short story by Lord Dunsany

122 • A Tale of the Equator • (1914) • short story by Lord Dunsany

125 • A Narrow Escape • (1912) • short story by Lord Dunsany

127 • The Watch-Tower • (1912) • short story by Lord Dunsany

130 • The Secret of the Sea • (1914) • short story by Lord Dunsany

134 • How Plash-Goo Came to the Land of None's Desire • (1916) • short story by Lord Dunsany

136 • The Three Sailors' Gambit • (1916) • short story by Lord Dunsany

144 • How Ali Came to the Black Country • (1914) • short story by Lord Dunsany

148 • The Exiles Club • (1915) • short story by Lord Dunsany (variant of The Exiles' Club)

153 • The Three Infernal Jokes • (1915) • short story by Lord Dunsany


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