The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

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The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

Title: The King of Elfland's Daughter
By: Dunsany, Lord
Published: 1924
Call #: Fiction Dunsa.E

This is one of the early classics of fantasy literature, with a huge influence on writers of the genre as a whole.  The story is familiar – a mortal man marries a fairy princess – but it continues well past the “happily ever after,” and the writing and language are lyrical and haunting.  A truly beautiful and timeless book!

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