Dreamer's Tales

Dreamer's Tales

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Written By: Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany       
Narrated By: David Mack
Date: 31 December 2014
Duration: 03:56:20

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Fantasy

| Summary

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)

| Author

Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (; 24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books of his work were published in his lifetime, and both original work and compilations have continued to appear. Dunsany's oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as plays, novels and essays. He achieved great fame and success with his early short stories and plays, and during the 1910s was considered one of the greatest living writers of the English-speaking world; he is today best known for his 1924 fantasy novel The King of Elfland's Daughter

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.