Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
|Narrated By:||David Mack|
|Date:||31 December 2014|
A Dreamer's Tales is the fifth book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock and others.
A Dreamer's Tales is a collection of sixteen fantasy short stories, and varies from the wistfulness of Blagdaross to the horrors of Poor Old Bill and Where the Tides Ebb and Flow to the social satire of The Day of the Poll.
(text from Wikipedia articles on Lord Dunsany and A Dreamer's Tales)
Born and raised in London, to the second-oldest title (created 1439) in the Irish peerage, Dunsany lived much of his life at what may be Ireland's longest-inhabited house, Dunsany Castle near Tara, worked with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, was chess and pistol-shooting champion of Ireland, and travelled and hunted extensively. He died in Dublin after an attack of appendicitis.