The King of Elfland's Daughter
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... show more
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."
Publish date: July 6th 1999
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Lyrical Narrative: I don’t recommend this particular book for everyone, but Lord Dunsany wrote adult fantasy fiction with lyrical prose which are must-read, enjoyable short stories too: The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories or the Time and the Gods collection for instance. Read those. But The King...
This is a faery tale that focuses on the story that happens after the marriage of the elf-princess with the mortal prince. Getting what you asked for isn't always a good thing. The writing is lyrical and ethereal. The story entertaining and enchanting, if occassionaly a bit slow.
How does a fantasy book published nearly 100 years ago stay so original? Were there no imitators? Probably there were, but they just didn't manage to imitate, and nobody could.Nobody could maintain so precisely the golden balance between the human - so that we would understand, and the magic - so th...
This book was recommended in A Reader's Guide to Fantasy on it's "Seven-League Shelf"--a list of the 33 most important books in the genre--at least as of 1982 when the guide was published. The King of Elfland's Daughter was published in 1924--well before CS Lewis' Narnia or Tolkien's Chronicles of M...
The King of Elfland's Daughter is one of the most perfectly beautiful fantasy novels ever written. Yet, in the sea of J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R Martin clones it appears to be a forgotten relic. This is a shame - not only because of the sheer aesthetic delight of Lord Dunsany's writing - because many ...