The Earthsea Trilogy

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ISBN : 9780739452714
Pages : 422 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

Download or read book The Earthsea Trilogy written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The windswept isles of Earthsea were famous for wizards, and the greatest was Ged. Hungry for power and knowledge he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world.

A Wizard of Earthsea

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 0547851391
Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book A Wizard of Earthsea written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2012 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

The Books of Earthsea

Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press
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ISBN : 9781481465588
Pages : 1008 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (465 users)

Download or read book The Books of Earthsea written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Gallery / Saga Press. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 1008 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE HUGO AND LOCUS AWARDS FOR BEST ART BOOK Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea that “reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago” (David Mitchell)—this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations illuminating Le Guin’s vision of her classic saga by Hugo and Locus Award-winning artist, Charles Vess. Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literature—they have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike. Now for the first time ever, they’re all together in one volume—including the early short stories, Le Guin’s “Earthsea Revisioned” Oxford lecture, and a new Earthsea story, never before printed. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition will also include fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way. [Stories include: “A Wizard of Earthsea”, “The Tombs of Atuan”, “The Farthest Shore”, “Tehanu”, “Tales From Earthsea”, “The Other Wind”, “The Rule of Names”, “The Word of Unbinding”, “The Daughter of Odren”, and “Earthsea Revisioned: A Lecture at Oxford University”.] With stories as perennial and universally beloved as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings—but also unlike anything but themselves—this edition is perfect for those new to the world of Earthsea, as well as those who are well-acquainted with its enchanting magic: to know Earthsea is to love it.

Literature and the Environment

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313321498
Pages : 197 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (321 users)

Download or read book Literature and the Environment written by George Hart and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Tales from Earthsea

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 0547722044
Pages : 418 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book Tales from Earthsea written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2012 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores further the magical world of Earthsea through five tales of events which occur before or after the time of the original novels, as well as an essay on the people, languages, history, and magic of the place.

The Farthest Shore

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 144245993X
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

Download or read book The Farthest Shore written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-09-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the prince of Enlad declares the wizards have forgotten their spells, Ged sets out to test the ancient prophecies of Earthsea.

Coyote's Song

Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 1434457753
Pages : 658 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (434 users)

Download or read book Coyote's Song written by Richard D. Erlich and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-12-01 with total page 658 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major study of the major and minor fiction, poetry, and children's books of SF and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin. As Le Guin herself writes, "It is written in English, not academese, and will be of interest to a wide spectrum of students, scholars, and interested readers."

The Tombs of Atuan

Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press
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ISBN : 0689845367
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (689 users)

Download or read book The Tombs of Atuan written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Gallery / Saga Press. This book was released on 2001-09-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away -- home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. While she is learning her way through the dark labyrinth, a young wizard, Ged, comes to steal the Tombs' greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. But Ged also brings with him the light of magic, and together, he and Tenar escape from the darkness that has become her domain. With millions of copies sold, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere. Complex, innovative, and deeply moral, this quintessential fantasy sequence has been compared with the work of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and has helped make Le Guin one of the most distinguished fantasy and science fiction writers of all time.

The Books of Earthsea

Publisher : Orion
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ISBN : 9781473223547
Pages : 1008 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (223 users)

Download or read book The Books of Earthsea written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Orion. This book was released on 2018-10-25 with total page 1008 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea - '...reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago' (David Mitchell) - comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations illuminating Le Guin's vision of her classic saga. Contains the short story, 'The Daughter of Odren', published in print for the first time, and her last story 'Firelight'. Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literature-they have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike. Now for the first time ever, they're all together in one volume-including the early short stories, Le Guin's "Earthsea Revisioned" Oxford lecture, and new Earthsea stories, never before printed. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition will also include over fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way. Stories include: 'A Wizard of Earthsea', 'The Tombs of Atuan', 'The Farthest Shore', 'Tehanu', 'Tales From Earthsea', 'The Other Wind', 'The Rule of Names', 'The Word of Unbinding', 'The Daughter of Odren', and 'Earthsea Revisioned: A Lecture at Oxford University' With stories as perennial and universally beloved as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings-but also unlike anything but themselves-this edition is perfect for those new to the world of Earthsea, as well as those who are well-acquainted with its enchanting magic: to know Earthsea is to love it. - 1,008 pages - 56 illustrations (including seven lavishly coloured plate sections) - maps of Earthsea - stunningly beautiful endpapers - Six novels - 4 short stories - An essay

Tehanu

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1473208483
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book Tehanu written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'She is unique. She is legend' THE TIMES 'Le Guin is one of the singular speculative voices of our future, thanks to her knack for anticipating issues of seminal importance to society' TLS Book Four of Ursula K. Le Guin's award-winning Earthsea Cycle Years ago, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan -- she, an isolated young priestess; he, a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him through no choice of his own. Once, when they were young, they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger and shared an adventure like no other. Now they must join forces again, to help another in need -- the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny has yet to be revealed.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1992-1995

Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 1563085275
Pages : 503 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (563 users)

Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1992-1995 written by Halbert W. Hall and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1997 with total page 503 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).

The Earthsea Quartet

Publisher : Viking
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ISBN : 9780241956878
Pages : 704 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (956 users)

Download or read book The Earthsea Quartet written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Viking. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Wizard of Earthsea * The Tombs of Atuan * The Farthest Shore * Tehanu Ged is but a goatherd on the island of Gont when he comes by his strange powers over nature. Sent to the School of Wizards on Roke, he learns the true way of magic and proves himself a powerful magician. And it is as the Archmage Sparrowhawk that he helps the High Priestess Tenar escape the labyrinth of darkness. But over the years, Ged witnesses true magic and the ancient ways submit to the forces of evil and death. Will he too succumb, or can he hold them back?

The Farthest Shore

Publisher : Gollancz
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ISBN : 9781473223585
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (223 users)

Download or read book The Farthest Shore written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Gollancz. This book was released on 2019-10-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A Wizard of Earthsea reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago, and whose twists and turns have been handed down through generations of storytellers. It is timeless. . . . Le Guin's words are magical. Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it' David Mitchell, author of CLOUD ATLAS '[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking' Neil Gaiman The third book of Earthsea in a beautiful hardback edition. Complete the collection with A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and Tehanu. With illustrations from Charles Vess Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: the world and its wizards are losing their magic. Despite being wearied with age, Ged Sparrowhawk - Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord - embarks on a daring, treacherous journey, accompanied by Enlad's young Prince Arren, to discover the reasons behind this devastating pattern of loss. Together they will sail to the farthest reaches of their world - even beyond the realm of death - as they seek to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it. '[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking' Neil Gaiman 'Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it' David Mitchell

Children's Literature

Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300088914
Pages : 314 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Children's Literature written by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Articles of this book - Donelle Ruwe Guarding the British Bible from Rousseau; Ruth Carver Capasso Philanthropy in Nineteenth-Century French Children’s Literature; Ken Parille 'Wake up, and be a man'; Claudia Nelson Drying the Orphan’s Tear; Kate Lawson The 'Disappointed' House; Fern Kory Once upon a Time in Aframerica; Laura B. Comoletti and Michael D. C. Drout How They Do Things with Words; Philip Nel 'Never overlook the art of the seemingly simple'; Sandra Beckett Parodic Play with Paintings in Picture Books; Clare Bradford The End of Empire?

The Lives of Texts

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443865133
Pages : 310 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book The Lives of Texts written by Andrzej Kowalczyk and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-07-24 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Lives of Texts: Exploring the Metaphor examines various instances of “textual subsistence” implied by the title. Drawing on the parallel between a text and a living organism, the contributors analyze various literary texts ranging from the Middle Ages to postmodernity, as well as film adaptations and the graphic novel. Apart from the works of canonical writers, attention is also drawn to some long-forgotten authors, along with the most recent instances of popular literature and culture. The exploration of the title metaphor allows the contributors to trace life-like phenomena (e.g. textual birth, maturation, dissemination, death and resurrection) in the texts of writers so remote from each other as Layamon, Thomas More, Mary Shelley, Charles Williams, Ursula Le Guin, A. S. Byatt, Peter Ackroyd, Iain Banks, J. K. Rowling, or Neil Gaiman.

Cold Warriors

Publisher : SIU Press
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ISBN : 9780809323029
Pages : 274 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (323 users)

Download or read book Cold Warriors written by Suzanne Clark and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cold Warriors: Manliness on Trial in the Rhetoric of the West returns to familiar cultural forces—the West, anticommunism, and manliness—to show how they combined to suppress dissent and dominate the unruliness of literature in the name of a national identity after World War II. Few realize how much the domination of a “white male” American literary canon was a product not of long history, but of the Cold War. Suzanne Clark describes here how the Cold War excluded women writers on several levels, together with others—African American, Native American, poor, men as well as women—who were ignored in the struggle over white male identity. Clark first shows how defining national/individual/American identity in the Cold War involved a brand new configuration of cultural history. At the same time, it called upon the nostalgia for the old discourses of the West (the national manliness asserted by Theodore Roosevelt) to claim that there was and always had been only one real American identity. By subverting the claims of a national identity, Clark finds, many male writers risked falling outside the boundaries not only of public rhetoric but also of the literary world: men as different from one another as the determinedly masculine Ernest Hemingway and the antiheroic storyteller of the everyday, Bernard Malamud. Equally vocal and contentious, Cold War women writers were unwilling to be silenced, as Clark demonstrates in her discussion of the work of Mari Sandoz and Ursula Le Guin. The book concludes with a discussion of how the silencing of gender, race, and class in Cold War writing maintained its discipline until the eruptions of the sixties. By questioning the identity politics of manliness in the Cold War context of persecution and trial, Clark finds that the involvement of men in identity politics set the stage for our subsequent cultural history.

The Earthsea

Publisher : Puffin
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ISBN : 9780141370538
Pages : 912 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (37 users)

Download or read book The Earthsea written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Puffin. This book was released on 2016-07-07 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A superb four-part fantasy, comparable with the work of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, the Earthsea books follow the fortunes of the wizard Ged from his childhood to an age where magic is giving way to evil. As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. A natural magician, Ged becomes an Archmage and helps the High Priestess Tenar escape from the labyrinth of darkness. But as the years pass, true magic and ancient ways are forced to submit to the powers of evil and death ..."