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The King of Elfland"s daughter

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Published by Del Rey Impact in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementLord Dunsany.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6007.U6 K5 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 240 p. ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL60406M
ISBN 10034543191X
LC Control Number99090089

Title: The King of Elfland's Daughter. Author: Lord Dunsany. Publisher: Ballantine Books, NY. We use the traditional book grading system of (from best to worst Seller Rating: % positive.


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The King of Elfland's Daughter was written in the s, yet feels much older. The town Erl lies on the edge of Elfland, and when Alveric, a human prince, marries Lirazel, an elvish princess, the line between the mundane and the magic begins to blur/5().

Lord Dunsany's best-known novel is The King of Elfland's Daughter (), wherein the men of Erl desire to be "ruled by a magic lord," and the lord's heir, Alveric, ventures into Elfland to win the king's daughter, Lirazel.

Their story does not progress as a reader weaned on the diluted milk of formulaic fantasy would expect; and the novel's Cited by: 6. The lord of Erl is told by the parliament of his people that they want to be ruled by a magic lord. Obeying the immemorial custom, the lord sends his son Alveric to fetch the King of Elfland's daughter, Lirazel, to be his bride.

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The lord of Erl and the daughter of the king of Elfland are wed and have a son. As is the way of things, the elf queen is out of place in this world and returns to her home. Her husband, forlorn in his loss, wanders lost in a desperate quest to find her.

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The poetic style and sweeping grandeur of The King of Elfland’s Daughter has made it one of the most beloved fantasy novels of our time, a masterpiece that influenced some of the greatest contemporary fantasists.

The heartbreaking story of a marriage between a mortal man and an elf princess is a masterful tapestry of the fairy tale following. Lord Dunsany's beautiful prose poem The King of Elfland's Daughter is one of the seminal novels of fantasy literature and offers everything such a book should.

One the hand, it is a dream offering escape from sordid reality; on the other, a mirror in whose misty depths we find what matters most in our lives reflected back at us/5(72). The heartbreaking story of a marriage between a mortal man and an elf princess is a masterful tapestry of the fairy tale following the "happily ever after." Praise for The King of Elfland's Daughter "We find that he has but tranfigured with beauty the common sights of the world."--William Butler Yeats/5(K).

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Lord Dunsany's best-known novel is The King of Elfland's Daughter (), wherein the men of Erl desire to be "ruled by a magic lord," and the lord's heir, Alveric, ventures into Elfland to win the king's daughter, Lirazel.

Their story does not progress as a reader weaned on the diluted milk of formulaic fantasy would expect; and the novel's /5(68). It is said that Dunsany wrote his stories with a handmade quill in a single draft, and The King of Elfland’s Daughter is widely regarded as one of his greatest works.

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The parliament of the land of Erl go to their lord and tell him that though his lineage has ruled them wisely for seven centuries, they wish to be ruled by a magic lord.

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The heartbreaking story of a marriage between a mortal man and an elf. Lord Dunsany's best-known novel is The King of Elfland's Daughter (), wherein the men of Erl desire to be "ruled by a magic lord," and the lord's heir, Alveric, ventures into Elfland to win the king's daughter, Lirazel.

Their story does not progress as a reader weaned on the diluted milk of formulaic fantasy would expect; and the novel's /5(K). I hope that no suggestion of any strange land that may be conveyed by the title will scare readers away from this book; for, though some chapters do indeed tell of Elfland, in the greater part of them there is no more to be shown than the face of the fields we know, and ordinary English woods and a common village and valley, a good twenty or twenty-five miles from the border of.

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The lord of Erl is told by the parliament of his people that they want to be ruled by a magic lord. Obeying the immemorial custom, the lord sends his son Alveric to fetch the King of Elfland's daughter, Lirazel, to be his bride.

He makes his way to Elfland, where time passes at a rate far slower than the real world, and wins her. They return to. The King of Elfland recognizes this danger and warns Lirazel that Elfland will have no measures left against the ruthless march of Earths material things and of men like the Freer who hate the.

Fantasy is a genre of fiction full of wonderful, creative works and brimming with artistic merit. As such, it deserves to be approached as. Lord Dunsany was Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, the eighteenth baron of an ancient line. He hunted lions in Africa, taught English in Athens, fought in the.

The eternal life of the elves, the gateways between the two worlds, the magical nature of the elves, and the hatred of Christianity toward magical things. But, The King of Elflands Daughter is not a good book by today standards, is a relic of a distant past that did not age well!/5(85).

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The eternal life of the elves, the gateways between the two worlds, the magical nature of the elves, and the hatred of Christianity toward magical things. But, The King of Elflands Daughter is not a good book by today standards, is a relic of a distant past that did not age well!/5(68).

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