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Land of Unreason

(1942)
A novel by

 
On Midsummer's Eve, as everybody knows, you should leave a bowl of milk out for the fairies. Unfortunately - or fortunately - Fred Barber, an American diplomat convalescing in Yorkshire, didn't take the obligation with proper seriousness. He swapped the milk for a stiff dose of Scotch. So he had only himself to blame if the fairies got a bit muddled. Barber found himself in an Old English Fairyland. At the Court of King Oberon, to be precise. The natural - or supernatural - laws there were, to say the least of it, distinctly odd. Things kept changing. This made the mssion with which he was entrusted, as the price of his return to the normal world, even harder than he expected. He had to penetrate the Kobold Hills, where it was said that swords were being made, and discover if an ancient enemy had returned. He was given a magic wand - but not told how to use it. Through the fields and forests he went, meeting dryads and sprites, ogres and two-headed eagles, on the way. Danger, seduction and magic lay all around him. And, as the adventure continued, somehow it darkened and became more seriousness. At the end of Fred Barber's quest lay a shattering revelation. Land of Unreason has rightly been called "a masterpiece of adult fantasy." Now published for the first time in Britain, it has been recognised in America as a classic of the genre. Indeed it can hardly be fitted into any ordinary description. The partnership of Fletcher Pratt and L. Sprage de Camp was unique, and this is certainly their finest book - hilarious, lyrical, romantic and (in every sense) wonderful.

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Hardback Editions

December 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp
ISBN: 0-7862-4859-9 / 978-0-7862-4859-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): Fletcher Pratt, L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-85468-246-5 / 978-0-85468-246-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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Paperback Editions

January 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt
ISBN: 0-671-65612-0 / 978-0-671-65612-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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January 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt
ISBN: 0-440-14736-0 / 978-0-440-14736-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen Books
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March 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp, Fletcher Pratt
ISBN: 0-312-94278-8 / 978-0-312-94278-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bluejay Books Inc.
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December 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt
ISBN: 0-345-21814-0 / 978-0-345-21814-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague Camp, Fletcher Pratt
ISBN: 1-5226-9691-1 / 978-1-5226-9691-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Land of Unreason
Author(s): L Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt
Publisher: Gateway
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