A Dreamer's Tales
|Publisher||George Allen & Sons|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Preceded by||The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories|
|Followed by||The Book of Wonder|
A Dreamer's Tales is the fifth book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin and others. It was first published in hardcover by George Allen & Sons in September, 1910, and has been reprinted a number of times since. Issued by the Modern Library in a combined edition with The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories as A Dreamer's Tales and Other Stories in 1917.
The book is actually Dunsany's fourth major work, as his preceding book, The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth (March, 1910), was a chapbook reprinting a single story from his earlier collection The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories (October, 1908).
In common with most of Dunsany's early books, A Dreamer's Tales is a collection of fantasy short stories.
- "Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean"
- "The Madness of Andelsprutz"
- "Where the Tides Ebb and Flow"
- "Idle Days on the Yann"
- "The Sword and the Idol"
- "The Idle City"
- "The Hashish Man"
- "Poor Old Bill"
- "The Beggars"
- "In Zaccarath"
- "The Field"
- "The Day of the Poll"
- "The Unhappy Body"
- Joshi, S. T. (1993). Lord Dunsany: a Bibliography / by S. T. Joshi and Darrell Schweitzer. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 3.
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