By Lord Dunsany
Escapists of the realm, celebrate! This choice of golden-age delusion from popular Irish writer Lord Dunsany is simply the price tag if you're searching for a fictional portal to move you out of the stresses and traces of way of life. From bizarre stories in a Lovecraftian vein to sword-and-steed delusion, A Dreamer's stories has anything to fit each reader's taste.
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1. 14. Kingsley, preface to Westminster Sermons, in The Works of Charles Kingsley, 28 vols. (London: Macmillan, 1879–84), XXVIII (1881), xxviii. 15. Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memories of His Life, ed. Frances E. Kingsley, 2 vols. (London: Kegan Paul, 1876), II, 28. 16. Kingsley, Glaucus; or, The Wonders of the Shore (1855), Works, V (1879), 100. 17. Kingsley, Madam How and Lady Why (1869), Works, XIII (1880), 263; cf. pp. 298–99. 18. Kingsley, Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet (1850), Works, III (1881), 390.
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A Dreamer's Tales by Lord Dunsany