On the Edges of Elfland

We left Philip in charge, it was a slow night, and followed Mr. Cyning. he took us out to his cottage on the edge of ... all was a line of seers, usually born of different families, but always finding their way to the edges of elfland.

Author: David Mosley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498279338

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Alfred Perkins was an ordinary young man who grew up in the small English village of Carlisle. When he was a boy his godfather, old Oliver Cyning, used to tell him stories about Elfland, the place where all the fairies, elves, gnomes, goblins, and more lived. Alfred grew up believing in those stories. One day, Mr. Cyning told Alfred they had to stop spending time together. Eventually, Alfred stopped believing. Now Alfred has returned home from university and has made the startling discovery that his godfather had not lied to him and that now his fate, along with that of the village, was tied to that of Elfland and it was Alfred's job to save them both.

On the Edges of Elfland

Alfred Perkins was an ordinary young man who grew up in the small English village of Carlisle.

Author: David Russell Mosley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498279345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Alfred Perkins was an ordinary young man who grew up in the small English village of Carlisle. When he was a boy his godfather, old Oliver Cyning, used to tell him stories about Elfland, the place where all the fairies, elves, gnomes, goblins, and more lived. Alfred grew up believing in those stories. One day, Mr. Cyning told Alfred they had to stop spending time together. Eventually, Alfred stopped believing. Now Alfred has returned home from university and has made the startling discovery that his godfather had not lied to him and that now his fate, along with that of the village, was tied to that of Elfland and it was Alfred's job to save them both.

The King of Elfland s Daughter

And no sooner had he come there than he saw a fox quite close slip out of the twilight between Earth and Elfland, and run a few yards along the edge of our fields and then slip back again. And of this Orion thought nothing, ...

Author: Lord Dunsany

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486835457

Category: Fiction

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"In a class with the Tolkien books." — L. Sprague de Camp. One of fantasy literature's most influential works, this captivating tale of a young lord's quest for a fairy princess bride is the forerunner of modern sword and sorcery novels.

Pathways to Elfland

He even developed a new marvel which was to become a major concept in his work: the edge of the world. The subtitle of the book is "A Chronicle of Little Adventures at the Edge of the World," This is the edge of our world.

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781587151330

Category: Fiction

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Fantastic Literature

FROM ELFLAND TO POUGHKEEPSIE 1973 Ursula Le Guin ( 1929– ) The following essay by critically acclaimed American fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin insists on the ... 1989 ) and Dancing on the Edge of the World ( coll .

Author: David Sandner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275980537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

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Culls together important criticism of fantastic literature from Plato and Aristotle to present critics.

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal

David is also the author of the forthcoming novel On the Edges of Elfland. He is the husband of Lauren Mosley and the father of twins Theodore Nicholas George Mosley and Edwyn Arthur Russell Mosley. David loves to read and write poetry ...

Author: Bruce R. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498281478

Category: Religion

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Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.

Elfland

Her panic eased, but she stayed on edge, aware of the false cheer of light and music, the size of the night. Please don't let him come to the cottage, she thought. He might only want shelter, but there was no guarantee he was harmless.

Author: Freda Warrington

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 9781625674784

Category: Fiction

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Winner of the 2009 Romantic Times Award for BEST FANTASY NOVEL “Even the most jaded fantasy reader will quickly fall under the spell of her characters and the warm, intimate voice Warrington uses to tell their stories. Highly recommended.” —Charles de Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Rosie Fox is a daughter of Aetherials, an ancient race from the Spiral—the innermost realm of the Otherworld—who live secretly among us. Yet she and her kind are bereft of their origins, because on Earth, in a beautiful village named Cloudcroft, the Great Gates between worlds stand sealed. Her parents, Auberon and Jessica, are the warm heart of her loving family. But on the hill lives the mysterious, aloof Lawrence Wilder, Gatekeeper to the inner realms. Tortured by private demons, he is beset by trouble on all sides; his wife has vanished and his sons Jon and Sam are bitter and damaged. Lawrence is duty-bound to throw open the Gates for the Night of the Summer Stars, a ritual granting Aetherials connection to their mystical heritage. But when he bars the Gates—haunted by fears of a deadly menace within the Spiral—he defies tradition and enrages the Aetherial community. What will become of them, starved of their essential life force? Is Lawrence betraying them—or protecting them? Growing up amid this turmoil, Rosie and her brothers, along with Sam and Jon Wilder, resign themselves to living as humans. Yet they know their elders have denied them their birth right, harbouring dark secrets in a conspiracy of silence. When Sam is imprisoned for an all-too-human crime, age-old wounds sunder the two families... yet Rosie is drawn into his web, even as she fears the passions awoken in her by the dangerous Wilder clan. Torn between duty and desire, between worlds, Rosie unwittingly precipitates a tragedy that compels her to journey into the Otherworld, where unknown terrors await. Accompanied by the one man most perilous to her, she must learn hard lessons about life and love in order to understand her Aetherial nature... and her role in the terrifying conflict to come. Praise for Elfland “A glittering treasure trove and a stunning read for Warrington’s multitude of fans.” —Tanith Lee, author of The Silver Metal Lover “A literally enchanted story of magic, love, loyalty and hope.” —Liz Williams, author of The Ghost Sister “Sensuous and intense – buy it, read it, love it.” —Melanie Rawn, author of Fire Raiser “Elfland is an absorbing and gripping journey into a world where the otherworldly shivers alongside us, unseen... Sensitive characterisation and evocative scene-setting draw you into the tale; you won’t want to leave it.” —Storm Constantine, author of the Wraeththu Chronicles “A heady cocktail of urban fantasy and wild romance, invigorating and intoxicating. Warrington’s writing has lyrical beauty, and her characters are a delight to discover.” —Justina Robson, author of Glorious Angels “Romantic in every sense, richly imagined and richly told, Elfland is a complex fantasy of the heart, the faerie heart; and it’s a delight. Immediately engaging and intensely satisfying, this is a class act from a fine writer.” —Chaz Brenchley, author of The Books of Outremer

THE KING OF ELFLAND S DAFTER or LOONEY RUNES

Most of 'em just do wot Pearly says an' they'll follow 'im until he drops the lot of 'em off the edge of the world.” “Has the world got an edge, then? Won't catch me 90 THE KING OF ELFLAND'S DAFTER.

Author: Bruce Durie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326490959

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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A funny thing happened on the way to the Metaphorest. The Magick is gone. Suddenly, grown to full size without the existence of extropy to keep them thumb-height, the Faerie Folk have to find a new way and a new place to live. But there is hope - the Crystal Dwarfs are dying out and they want an infusion of new blood, preferably female, not too tall and a bit dim. The King of Elfland leads his motley tribe of Imps, Emps, Amps and Umps to the Hole of the Mountain King because the Diamond Duke and five guys named Mho take a shine to Princess Titania and her gels. Little does anyone know that some vestige of Magick still resides in certain crystals. Anyone, that is, except Lobster Rampant of the Third Ear and his band of New Age Dippies. Will Titania get married in white shoes and a mini-dress? Will Prince Vince stage a takeover? And who is Idaho Jonah? Read this, and you'll be none the wiser. This book is mything something important - New York Review of Tooks

Fairy Dreams Or Wanderings in Elf land

But the stiff leaves did not now yield before him ; on the contrary , turning their sharp edges toward , him , one close above the other , they presented an impenetrable barrier . Rudolf laughing , touched them with the point of his ...

Author: Jane Goodwin Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098866270

Category: Children's stories

Page: 216

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Prince Rudolf's flower -- König Tolv's bride -- The gray cat and the cave of the winds -- The frost-maiden -- Under the sea -- The castle on the cliff.

Two classic novels P sces will love

All Elfland drifted with them and left the desolate plain, the dreary deserted region, the unenchanted land. ... or from a glowing pink to a listless unlit colour, all Elfland left the edges of those fields by which its wonder had ...

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783968582344

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Astrology can provide us with important insights for many moments in our lives. When it comes to choosing a good book, it wouldn't be any different! In this series we choose novels to entertain and stir the imagination of each zodiac sign. In this book you will find two classic novels specially selected for the empathetic and imaginative Pisces. For a more complete experience, be sure to also read the anthologies of your rising sign and moon sign! This book contains: - The King of Elfland's Daughter. - Mrs. Dalloway.

3 Books To Know Fantasy Literature

All Elfland drifted with them and left the desolate plain, the dreary deserted region, the unenchanted land. ... or from a glowing pink to a listless unlit colour, all Elfland left the edges of those fields by which its wonder had ...

Author: Lord Dunsany

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783968587134

Category: Fiction

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Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Fantasy Literature. - The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany. - The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. - A Tale of The House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark by William Morris.The King of Elfland's Daughter is a 1924 fantasy novel by Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany. It is widely recognized as one of the most influential and acclaimed works in all of fantasy literature. Although the novel faded into relative obscurity following its initial release, it found new longevity and wider critical acclaim when a paperback edition was released in 1969 as the second volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. It was published in 1872 by Strahan & Co. Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children's Literature that The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel "quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor." A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics.

Fantasies of Time and Death

Elfland and another way of time. ... It is notable that the people who live right on the edge of the border, ... When Alveric asks the old man about Elfland, he evades the question, but his 'eyes roved back into the past, ...

Author: Anna Vaninskaya

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9781137518385

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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This book reveals the unique contribution made by the three founding fathers of British fantasy—Lord Dunsany, E. R. Eddison and J. R. R. Tolkien—to our culture’s perennial reassessment of the meanings of time, death and eternity. It traces the poetic, philosophical and theological roots of the striking preoccupation with mortality and temporality that defines the imagined worlds of early fantasy fiction, and gives both the form of such fiction and its ideas the attention they deserve. Dunsany, Eddison and Tolkien raise some of the oldest questions in existence: about the limits of nature, human and divine; cosmic creation and destruction; the immortality conferred by art and memory; and the paradoxes and uncertainties generated by the universal experience of transience, the fear of annihilation and the desire for transcendence. But they respond to those questions by means of thought experiments that have no precedent in modern literary history.

Lord Dunsany

In " The Traveller to Thundercliff ' ( 1950 ) a man travels to the edge of Elfland to gain respite from the machine age : " there he rested , perhaps for an afternoon , perhaps for ages and ages " —a statement that makes us recall that ...

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313294038

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first full-length study of Lord Dunsany's work. Dunsany (1878-1957) was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of the early 20th century and one of the critical figures in modern fantasy; a significant influence on Tolkien, Le Guin and others.

Fantasy

The King of Elfland's Daughter. London: Putnam, 1924. Dunsany explores the relationship between fantasy and reality: a human prince at the edge of Elfland seeks the Elfland princess for a bride. Once the borders of the lands of magic ...

Author: Richard Mathews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136785542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Using a broad definition of fantasy to include myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, this survey of the genre will entice as well as inform any student interested in the mysterious, mystical or magical. Beloved authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Morris and Robert E. Howard are examined closely.

Graph Theory

Consequently, for Gi" there is an edge-colouring with el, f1 and fi receiving different colours. Therefore, by Häggkvist's lemma, Gi” cannot have a cutset consisting of four edges including el, fl and fi, so G cannot be a double-circuit ...

Author: B. Bollobás

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080871739

Category: Mathematics

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The Cambridge Graph Theory Conference, held at Trinity College from 11 to 13 March 1981, brought together top ranking workers from diverse areas of the subject. The papers presented were by invitation only. This volume contains most of the contniutions, suitably refereed and revised. For many years now, graph theory has been developing at a great pace and in many directions. In order to emphasize the variety of questions and to preserve the freshness of research, the theme of the meeting was not restricted. Consequently, the papers in this volume deal with many aspects of graph theory, including colouring, connectivity, cycles, Ramsey theory, random graphs, flows, simplicial decompositions and directed graphs. A number of other papers are concerned with related areas, including hypergraphs, designs, algorithms, games and social models. This wealth of topics should enhance the attractiveness of the volume.

Essential Novelists Lord Dunsany

For more than ten years, a company of six, they went by the backs of the houses by the edge of the fields we know, ... Someday, Alveric felt sure in his heart, they would see that border of twilight, someday they would enter Elfland.

Author: Lord Dunsany

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783966611329

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Lord Dunsanywhich are The King of Elfland's Daughterand Don Rodriguez - Chronicles of Shadow Valley. Edward Plunkett,18th Baron of Dunsany, was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books of his work were published in his lifetime, and both original work and compilations have continued to appear. Dunsany's uvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as plays, novels and essays Novels selected for this book: -The King of Elfland's Daughter -Don Rodriguez - Chronicles of Shadow Valley This is one of many books in the seriesEssential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.

Scottish Folk Tales for Children

They travelled the long journey until at last he was home on the edge of the woods. When Thomas slipped down from the horse he ... 'Thank you for the gift of truth My Lady, but may I have a small token to remember my visit to Elfland.

Author: Judy Paterson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750981996

Category: History

Page: 192

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A giant sea monster ... trees that can dance ... a water-horse ... a girl so clever she outwits a giant ... Welcome to the world of the Scottish folk tale – a world of talking animals, mischief-making witches, giants, trolls, bold girls, reckless boys and, of course, the Wee Folk. These stories – specially chosen to be enjoyed by 7 to 11-year-old readers – burst with adventure and glitter with magic. As old as the mountains and the glens, these well- loved tales are retold by storyteller Judy Paterson.

The American Stationer

... “ The Elf Land Railroad , " books , games , blocks , and children's novel . trated , “ Christmas Goose ... The edges have soldiers “ Golden Locks Series " embraces in full dress , and the letters of the alphabet All of the various ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433090916952

Category: Stationery trade

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The King of Elfland s Daughter

The lord of Erl is told by the parliament of his people that they want to be ruled by a magic lord. Obeying the immemorial custom, the lord sends his son Alveric to fetch the King of Elfland's daughter, Lirazel, to be his bride.

Author: Lord Dunsany

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664169235

Category: Fiction

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The lord of Erl is told by the parliament of his people that they want to be ruled by a magic lord. Obeying the immemorial custom, the lord sends his son Alveric to fetch the King of Elfland's daughter, Lirazel, to be his bride. He makes his way to Elfland, where time passes at a rate far slower than the real world, and wins her. They return to Erl and have a son, but in the manner of fairy brides of folklore, she fits uneasily with his people. She returns to the waiting arms of her father in Elfland, and her lovesick husband goes searching for her, abandoning the kingdom of Erl and wandering in a now-hopeless quest. However, Lirazel becomes lonesome for her mortal husband and son. Seeing that she is unhappy, the King of Elfland uses a powerful magic to engulf the land of Erl.

The Moral Narratives of Hayao Miyazaki

When you are on the edge of panic, your imagination is darker. ... Similarly, in The King of Elfland's Daughter, Alveric almost stumbles into Elfland with only a hazy plan; but later, driven by longing for his lost wife Lirazel, ...

Author: Eric Reinders

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476664521

Category: Performing Arts

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Widely regarded as Japan's greatest animated director, Hayao Miyazaki creates films lauded for vibrant characters and meaningful narrative themes. Examining the messages of his 10 full-length films--from Nausicaa (1984) to The Wind Rises (2013)--this study analyzes each for its religious, philosophical and ethical implications. Miyazaki's work addresses a coherent set of human concerns, including adolescence, good and evil, our relationship to the past, our place in the natural order, and the problems of living in a complex and ambiguous world. Exhibiting religious influences without religious endorsement, his films urge nonjudgment and perseverance in everyday life.