By Lord Dunsany
Escapists of the area, have a good time! This number of golden-age fable from popular Irish writer Lord Dunsany is simply the price ticket if you're searching for a fictional portal to move you out of the stresses and traces of way of life. From bizarre stories in a Lovecraftian vein to sword-and-steed delusion, A Dreamer's stories has anything to fit each reader's taste.
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When she picked up her pen in the summer of 1816, she was carrying a formidable load of psychic baggage along with that dense body of knowledge. By Mary舗s early teens, strong tensions developed in her relationships with her father and stepmother, made visible by her rebellious behavior and terrible skin rashes. Her adoration of her father placed her in competition with her stepmother, and to keep peace Godwin shipped her off to boarding schools and foster homes in Scotland. Separated from her beloved yet domineering father for months at a time, Mary developed an independent spirit and creative receptivity that enabled her to elope with a married man in her sixteenth year.
Despite Mary舗s apparent openness to her husband舗s ideas of free love and multiple partners, she reacted strongly to rumors of his affairs; for example, she was 舠shocked beyond all measure舡 after hearing of Shelley and Claire Clairmont舗s alleged love child in 1821 (Letters, vol. 1, p. 204). Percy also disappointed Mary in his lack of interest in their children. 舠I fancy your affection will encrease [sic] for [William] when he has a nursery to himself and only comes to you just dressed and in good humor,舡 she writes to him during one of their several separations in 1816 (Letters, vol.
It is true that I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can scarcely accuse myself of a personal intrusion. It is not singular that, as the daughter of two persons of distinguished literary celebrity,1 I should very early in life have thought of writing. 舡 Still, I had a dearer pleasure than this, which was the formation of castles in the air舒the indulging in waking dreams舒the following up trains of thought, which had for their subject the formation of a succession of imaginary incidents.
A Dreamer's Tales by Lord Dunsany