Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Lord Dunsany - The King of Elflands Daughter

The King of Elflands Daughter by Lord Dunsany. 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. The poetic style and sweeping grandeur of The King of Elfland's Daughter has made it one of the most beloved fantasy novels of our time, a masterpiece that influenced some of the greatest contemporary fantasists. The heartbreaking story of a marriage between a mortal man and an elf princess is a masterful tapestry of the fairy tale following the "happily ever after."

Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781304830258

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4 comments:

  1. Är inte den copyrightskyddad?

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  2. Författaren dog 1957, så jo, det är den.

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    1. Alldeles riktigt. Men det är inte enbart 70 års-regeln som gäller. Så gott som alla böcker publicerade i USA före 1923 är tex fullkomligt upphovsrättsfria, och där ingår en större delen av lord Dunsays produktion. Det finns även texter av nu levande författare som inte längre skyddas av copyright, i regel pga att USA ändrade sina regler 1963 och då var man tvungen att förnya sina rättigheter för att behålla dem.

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