The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories
|Genre||Fantasy short stories|
|Publisher||George Allen & Sons|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Preceded by||Time and the Gods|
|Followed by||A Dreamer's Tales|
The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories is the third 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 October, 1908, and has been reprinted a number of times since. Issued by the Modern Library in a combined edition with A Dreamer's Tales as A Dreamer's Tales and Other Stories in 1917.
The book is a series of short stories, some of them linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna, which were the focus of his earlier collections The Gods of Pegāna and Time and the Gods. One of the stories, "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth", was afterwards (1910) published by itself as a separate book, a now very-rare "Art-and-Craft" style limited edition.
- "The Sword of Welleran"
- "The Fall of Babbulkund"
- "The Kith of the Elf-Folk"
- "The Highwaymen"
- "In the Twilight"
- "The Ghosts"
- "The Whirlpool"
- "The Hurricane"
- "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth"
- "The Lord of Cities"
- "The Doom of La Traviata"
- "On the Dry Land"
- The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories at Project Gutenberg
- The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories public domain audiobook at LibriVox
- Joshi, S. T. (1993). Lord Dunsany: a Bibliography / by S. T. Joshi and Darrell Schweitzer. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. pp. 2–3.
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