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The Kingdoms of Elfin

(1977)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Sylvia Townsend Warner's final collection of short stories was originally published in The New Yorker, and appeared in book form in 1977. This reprint, endorsed by Neil Gaiman, brings these sixteen sly and enchanting stories of Elfindom to a new readership, and shows Warner's mastery of realist fantasy that recalls the success of her first novel, the witchcraft classic Lolly Willowes (1926).
Warner explores the morals, domestic practices, politics and passions of the Kingdoms of Elfin by following their affairs with mortals, and their daring flights across the North Sea. The Kingdoms of Broceliande in France, Zuy in the Low Countries, Gedanken in Austria and Blokula in Lappland entertain Ambassadors, hunt with wolves and rear changelings for the courtiers' amusement. But love and hate strike at fairies of all ranks, as do poverty and the passions of the heart. Enter Elfindom with care.
The Foreword is by the noted US fantasy author Greer Gilman, and the Introduction is by Ingrid Hotz-Davies.
Warner (1893-1978) was one of the great 20th-century feminist modernist novelists, also a poet, a musicologist, and a Communist, and lived for most of her life in Dorset with her lover Valentine Ackland.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

February 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kingdoms of Elfin
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-670-41350-X / 978-0-670-41350-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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January 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kingdoms of Elfin
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-7011-2202-1 / 978-0-7011-2202-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kingdoms of Elfin (Handheld Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 1-9999448-1-X / 978-1-9999448-1-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Handheld Press
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July 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kingdoms of Elfin
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-14-004813-8 / 978-0-14-004813-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kingdoms of Elfin
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-385-28524-8 / 978-0-385-28524-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
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1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kingdoms of Elfin (A Delta book)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-440-54499-8 / 978-0-440-54499-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kingdoms of Elfin (Handheld Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
Publisher: Handheld Classics
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