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The Complete Orsinia

(2016)
Malafrena / Orsinian Tales / Other Tales
(A book in the Orsinia series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The inaugural volume of Library of America's Ursula K. Le Guin edition gathers her complete Orsinian writings, enchanting, richly imagined historical fiction collected here for the first time. Written before Le Guin turned to science fiction, the novel Malafrena is a tale of love and duty set in the central european country of Orsinia in the early nineteenth century, when it is ruled by the Austrian empire. The stories originally published in Orsinian Tales (1976) offer brilliantly rendered episodes of personal drama set against a history that spans Orsinia's emergence as an independent kingdom in the twelfth century to its absorption by the eastern Bloc after World War II. The volume is rounded out by two additional stories that bring the history of Orsinia up to 1989, the poem "Folksong from the Montayna Province," Le Guin's first published work, and two never before published songs in the Orisinian language.

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Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia (LOA #281): Malafrena / Stories and Songs (Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin Edition)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-59853-493-9 / 978-1-59853-493-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Library of America
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia (LOA #281): Malafrena / Stories and Songs (Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin Edition Book 1)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Library of America
Availability: Amazon CA