The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition

October 30, 2020
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved AWizard of Earthsea - '...reads like the retelling of a tale firsttold centuries ago' (David Mitchell) - comes this complete omnibusedition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fiftyillustrations illuminating Le Guin's vision of her classicsaga.Contains the short story, 'The Daughter of Odren', published inprint for the first time, and her last story 'Firelight'.Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea novels are some of the mostacclaimed and awarded works in literature-they have receivedprestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a NewberyHonor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating theirenduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literaryworld alike.Now for the first time ever, they're all together in onevolume-including the early short stories, Le Guin's "EarthseaRevisioned" Oxford lecture, and new Earthsea stories, never beforeprinted. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essentialedition will also include over fifty illustrations by renownedartist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by LeGuin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people tolife in a totally new way.Stories include: 'A Wizard of Earthsea', 'The Tombs of Atuan','The Farthest Shore', 'Tehanu', 'Tales From Earthsea', 'The OtherWind', 'The Rule of Names', 'The Word of Unbinding', 'The Daughterof Odren', and 'Earthsea Revisioned: A Lecture at OxfordUniversity'With stories as perennial and universally beloved as TheChronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings-but also unlikeanything but themselves-this edition is perfect for those new tothe world of Earthsea, as well as those who are well-acquaintedwith its enchanting magic: to know Earthsea is to love it.1,008 pages56 illustrations (including seven lavishly coloured platesections)maps of Earthseastunningly beautiful endpapersSix novels4 short storiesAn essay