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The Collected Jorkens Volume 2
The second in a three-volume set collecting all of Lord Dunsany's club stories, as told by Jorkens. Long unavailable, and essential reading for all fans of classic fantasy. Introduction by T.E.D. Klein.
Hardcover, 401 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Night Shade Books
(first published July 19th 2005)
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Jun 23, 2011 Earl Solper rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Lord Dunsany and People Who like Frame Stories
Lord Dunsany's Jorkens short stories (and they are very short) differ greatly from his fantasy tales. The eponymous protagonist is a London clubman who tells tall tales with an earnestness that so impresses the narrator (a new and gullible member of the club) that he furnishes the impecunious Jorkens with whiskey (sometimes involuntarily). Interspersed between the nonsense stories, though, are a few notable stories dealing with the nature of time (Lost), and the interplay between freewill and de...more
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life...moreMore about Lord Dunsany...