Here are eight books by the incredible Lord Dunsany. If you haven’t read any of his work before, you should definitely give him a try. If you have read some before, perhaps you’ll discover some unknown pieces in this list. … Continue reading 8 Lord Dunsany Books
The King of Elfland’s Daughter is my favourite so far, and it’s probably the most famous of his books too. It’s well known that Dunsany was a keen hunter and it’s not so well known that I’m a keen vegetarian and animal lover, so I’m sure I receive The King of Elfland’s Daughter (which contains a fair amount of hunting) quite differently to how he perhaps intended. Having said that, Dunsany was also an animal rights campaigner and was president of his local RSPCA branch, so he confuses me greatly! I guess it had something to do with the difference between animal and pet. Continue reading Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett)
Here are ten amazing Lord Dunsany book covers! Continue reading 10 Lord Dunsany Book Covers
His work was featured in Pick-Me-Up, The Idler and the Pall Mall Gazette, in fact he owned The Idler for two years. Many artists have said they were influenced by Sime’s work, including fantasy illustrator Roger Dean. H.P. Lovecraft also claimed to be a fan too, but it was Sime’s work for Lord Dunsany that secured his place in fantasy history. Read the whole of Dunsany’s The Book Of Wonder, A Chronicle Of Little Adventures At The Edge Of The World (1912) and The Sword Of Welleran, And Other Stories (1908), including Sime’s illustrations for free. Continue reading Illustrator: Sidney H. Sime (1867-1941)
In his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, poet and fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft explains how the horror genre plays on our natural awe of the unknown. He often refers to the fact that some people are more receptive and understanding … Continue reading Supernatural Horror in Literature – An Essay by H. P. Lovecraft
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Weird fiction Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He … Continue reading THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A PRIVATE SECRETARY IN NEW YORK by Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951)
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Sidney H. Sime (sometimes referred to as the Master of the Mysterious) was a gifted English painter, cartoonist and illustrator, often compared to Aubrey Beardsley and Arthur Rackham. Continue reading Sidney H. Sime