Fifty-one Tales (version 2) cover

Fifty-one Tales (version 2)

Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)

1. The assignation. Charon. The death of Pan
2. The sphinx at Giza. The hen. Wind and fog
3. The raft-builders. The workman. The guest
4. Death and Odysseus. Death and the orange. The prayer of the flower
5. Time and the tradesman. The little city. The unpasturable fields
6. The worm and the angel. The songless country. The latest thing
7. The demagogue and the demi-monde. The giant poppy. Roses
8. A mistaken identity. The true history of the hare and the tortoise. Alone the immortals
9. A moral little tale. The return of song. Spring In town
10. How the enemy came to Thlunrana. A losing game. Taking up Picadilly
11. The man with the golden ear-rings. The dream of King Karna-Vootra. The storm
12. After the fire. The city. The food of Death
13. The lonely idol. The sphinx in Thebes (Massachusetts). The reward
14. The trouble in Leafy Green Street. The mist. Furrow-maker
15. Lobster salad. The return of the exiles. Nature and time
16. The song of the blackbird. The messengers. The three tall sons
17. Compromise. What we have come to. The tomb of Pan

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    Summary

    A multitude of very short stories populated with things that lurk in the dark corners of human imagination. Wonderfully crafted and sometimes ending with an unexpected outcome, these stories are well rooted in mythology and speak of things beyond the thin veil of reality.