Originally published in 1926, and unavailable in the US for many years now, this was one of the most well-loved fantasy novels of its day. This is the story of Master Nathaniel Chanticleer, a respectable burgher who learns that his young son has eaten forbidden faery fruit. Lud-in-the-Mist, of... show more
Originally published in 1926, and unavailable in the US for many years now, this was one of the most well-loved fantasy novels of its day. This is the story of Master Nathaniel Chanticleer, a respectable burgher who learns that his young son has eaten forbidden faery fruit. Lud-in-the-Mist, of the title, is a quasi-medieval town, governed by Master Nathaniel Chanticleer. The town is of the very sensible sort, but being bordered on the west by Fairyland and the Debatable Hills, there are problems in the trafficking of illegal fairy fruit, which Nathaniel's young son eats. The real story underneath concerns the place of fantasy and the imagination in real life, and in the end there is a fine reconciliation of the two. There are swirling subplots as well, which add layers of mystery to an extraordinarily enchanting tale.This is a trade paperback original in the US.
Publish date: 22-03-2005
Publisher: Cold Spring Press
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
Series: Fantasy Masterworks (#11)
Lud-in-the-Mist is a recently "rediscovered" work of fantasy first published in 1926. The titular town, Lud-in-the-Mist, is a stolid, Shire-like merchant town at the confluence of two rivers, the Dapple and the Dawl. The Dawl flows down to the sea, and is the source of much of the town's wealth thro...
An obscure fantasy classic, if that isn’t too much of an oxymoron. This little gem was first published in 1926, then re-released in 2005 with a beautiful cover (and too many typos – I have no patience for publishers milking a dead author’s work without bothering to copyedit, even if they do have gre...
With Lud-in-the-Mist, I come to the end of reading a short list of classics that came recommended to me through Neil Gaiman. I mean, he didn't recommend them personally; I put this list together based on some blog posts and author's notes and forewords from other Gaiman works. This is also the thi...
Want to read: more pre-Tolkein fantasy. It seems so interesting.
To find. Thanks Wanda for the recommendation