Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Celebrating the Birth . . . Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957)

Coming just before Lovecraft and Howard, there was Dunsany. He is probably best for his dark fantasy short story "The Hoard of the Gibbelins" which is available in The Book of Wonder, linked below and for his classic fantasy novel The King of Elfland's Daughter, unfortunately not available.  If you like Poe and/or Lovecraft, there are likely Dunsany stories that will appeal to you. Below are some of the Dunsany stories available.

At Project Gutenberg

Audio Versions
At LibriVox:
At SFFaudio:
Old Time Radio
• At KPFA: The Black Mass official site - "Tales by Lord Dunsany" (Lobster Salad, The Workman, The Charm against Thirst,  How the Enemy Came to Thlunrana, The Dream of King Karna-Vootra,  Charon) and "The Witch of the Willows"

• By Columbia Workshop: At Internet Archive: (right click each to download)

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