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Tales of Three Hemispheres

Lord Dunsany

Book Overview: 

The book collects 14 short pieces by Dunsany; the last three, under the general heading "Beyond the Fields We Know," are related tales, as explained in the publisher's note preceding the first, "Idle Days on the Yann," which was previously published in the author's earlier collection A Dreamer's Tales, but reprinted in the current one owing to the relationship.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Hagar Dermstein, and became (by Letters Patent) Sir Edgar Fortescue, and finally Lord St. George.

The Manchu shepherd stood there till evening, and when he saw that no more cabs would come, turned homeward in search of food.

And the rice prepared for him was hot and good, all the more after the bitter coldness of that sleet. And when he had consumed it her perused his experience, turning over again in his mind each detail of the cabs he had seen; and from that his thoughts slipped calmly to the glorious history of China, going back to the indecorous times before calmness came, and beyond those times to the happy days of the earth when the gods and dragons were here and China was young; and lighting his opium pipe and casting his thoughts easily forward he looked to the time when the dragons shall come again.

And for a long while then his mind reposed itself in such a dignified calm that no thought stirred. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Recopilación de cuentos fantásticos de 140 páginas publicado en 1919 por este escritor perteneciente a la nobleza inglesa, que participó en la guerra contra los Boers. Construye una serie de mundos y ciudades de ensueños surgidos de lejanas selvas, que fueron admirados por Lovecraft, Tolkien y Arthu

The last story collection of Lord Dunsany I will be reading this month (I still have two novels and some plays), this contains fifteen tales, including Idle Days on the Yann from A Dreamer's Tales and two sequels to that.

Lord Dunsany heeft veel, heel veel geschreven, maar alleen zijn vroege fantastische verhalen zijn echt bekend gebleven. Tales of Three Hemispheres zou zijn laatste verhalenbundel zijn in deze geroemde stijl. Lovecraft betreurde het verlies van deze stijl – volgens hem het gevolg van het verlies van

Interesante colección de cuentos de Dunsany, que mantiene las atmósferas orientales, con tintes de sueño que caracteriza al autor. Es un buen complemento a los Cuentos de un Soñador, obra en la que el autor desarrolla su estilo de forma más plena.

The edition I have opens with an essay from H. P. Lovecraft on the topic of Dunsany and his admiration for the mans work. In it, he politely intimates that he doesn’t care for the last two dunsany collections and hopes that the then-just-announced Tales of Three Hemispheres will mark a return to for

The first Dunsany I've read. Very well written, with a lovely and poetic cadence. Not much in it plot-wise, but I can definitely feel why this was a major influence on a host of weird-fiction writers.

Tales of Three Hemispheres is a slim volume in which Lord Dunsany returns to the style of his earlier short fantasy fiction, after the minor diversion of a World War. One of the longer stories in it, in fact, is a reprint of 'Idle Days on the Yann' from A Dreamer's Tales, albeit it works well here i

The section at the latter part of the book he calls Beyond the Fields We Know is beyond remarkable. It includes three short tales that should be read as three chapters of a story: Idle Days on the Yann, A Shop in Go-By Street, and The Avenger of Perdondaris. The first tale, Idle Days on the Yann is

Un libro de cuentos cortos, en el que lo mejor a mi gusto es la serie de más allá del mundo conocido, donde el protagonista viaja por un mundo onírico donde el tiempo se mueve a un ritmo diferente al de la realidad. Lord Dunsany es un pilar de la novela de fantasía y de los pioneros del genero de es

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