Lord Edward Dunsany Collection

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Lord Edward Dunsany Collection


  • 1953-05-01 (Creation)


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An important contributor to fantastic literature, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878-1957), was an Irish writer, born in London. His works ranged from fantasy to drama to poetry to science fiction to autobiography. Dunsany is often cited as having been a major influence on many writers and artists, including J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Howard, Michael Moorcock, and Neil Gaiman.

His most famous works in the fantasy genre include the 1912 anthology of stories The Book of Wonder and the 1924 novel The King of Elfland's Daughter.

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This small collection consists of one letter from Dunsany to Min Winwar, May 1, 1953, in which he comments favorably on her new book.

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Located in Small Collections Files

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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