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The Last Book of Wonder

(2004)
A collection of stories by

 
The works of Lord Dunsany must be the foundation of any good library of science fiction and fantasy. His tales are all masterpieces (literally), but without a doubt their greatest virtue lies in the language Dunsany uses in telling them. His power of language is so dominating that it would be easy to forget that even with less mellifluous telling his tales would still be worthy reading. The tales uniformly are gentle in tone, stately in progress. They reflect an author with a keen sense of humor and irony&#151;with the proverbial twinkle in his eye&#151;and with an appreciation of the ultimate futility of most human longings.

THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER is a magnificent collection of stories written as the world raged in The War to End All Wars, the First World War. It is Dunsany at his peak. In the Preface he writes: "My dreams are here before you amongst the following pages; and writing in a day when life is cheap, dreams seem to me all the dearer, the only things that survive."

The stories are a lush tapestry of language, of images of people, places, and things that cannot exist, yet are familiar, as real as anything can be. They are full of wonder and also unforgettable. In the end, they are a necessary part of any fantasy collection.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Last Book of Wonder
Author(s): Edward, J M D Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
ISBN: 1-59818-314-1 / 978-1-59818-314-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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November 1916 : USA Hardback
Title: The Last Book of Wonder
Author(s): Lord Dunsany, Sidney Herbert Sime
ISBN: 0-8369-3219-6 / 978-0-8369-3219-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Last Book of Wonder
Author(s): Lord Dunsany
ISBN: 1-63384-752-7 / 978-1-63384-752-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Positronic Publishing
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Last Book of Wonder
Author(s): Lord Dunsany
ISBN: 1-4344-4041-9 / 978-1-4344-4041-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Last Book Of Wonder
Author(s): Lord Dunsany
ISBN: 1-4437-1401-1 / 978-1-4437-1401-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Howard Press
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Last Book of Wonder
Author(s): Edward J M D Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
ISBN: 1-59818-887-9 / 978-1-59818-887-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Last Book of Wonder
Author(s): Edward John Moreton Dunsany Lord
ISBN: 1-59605-014-4 / 978-1-59605-014-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Last Book of Wonder
Author(s): Lord Dunsany
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Last Book of Wonder
Author(s): Lord Dunsany
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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