The King of Elfland's Daughter

Lord DUNSANY (1878 - 1957)

This is a 1924 fantasy novel by Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany, which became public domain in January 2020. It is widely recognized as one of the most acclaimed works in all of fantasy literature. Highly influential upon the fantasy genre as a whole, the novel was particularly formative in the subgenres of "fairytale fantasy" and "high fantasy". And yet, it deals always with the truth: the power of love, the allure of nature, the yearning for contentment, the desire for fame, the quest for immortality, and the lure and the fear of magic. Arthur C. Clarke said this novel helped cement Dunsany as "one of the greatest writers of this century". Receiving numerous accolades, Gahan Wilson called it "likely Dunsany's masterpiece", concluding "it could be the very best fairy story ever written". This reader agrees, describing it as the most sensuous piece of writing she has ever recorded . . . simple, lilting, alluring, suggestive, mesmerizing, invigorating, inspiring, and thoroughly original. (Summary by Wikipedia and Soloist, Michele Fry)

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 Preface and The Plan of the Parliament of Erl Michele Fry
00:15:24
Play 02 02 Alveric Comes in Sight of the Elfin Mountains Michele Fry
00:14:45
Play 03 03 The Magical Sword Meets Some of the Swords of Elfland Michele Fry
00:15:57
Play 04 04 Alveric Comes Back to Earth After Many Years Michele Fry
00:08:45
Play 05 05 The Wisdom of the Parliament of Erl Michele Fry
00:13:22
Play 06 06 The Rune of the Elf King Michele Fry
00:08:06
Play 07 07 The Coming of the Troll Michele Fry
00:11:57
Play 08 08 The Arrival of the Rune Michele Fry
00:14:50
Play 09 09 Lirazel Blows Away Michele Fry
00:10:27
Play 10 10 The Ebbing of Elfland Michele Fry
00:12:30
Play 11 11 The Deep of the Woods Michele Fry
00:13:15
Play 12 12 The Unenchanted Plain Michele Fry
00:13:28
Play 13 13 The Reticence of the Leather-Worker Michele Fry
00:10:50
Play 14 14 The Quest for the Elfin Mountains Michele Fry
00:11:49
Play 15 15 The Retreat of the Elf King Michele Fry
00:12:21
Play 16 16 Orion Hunts the Stag Michele Fry
00:13:47
Play 17 17 The Unicorn Comes in the Starlight Michele Fry
00:06:11
Play 18 18 The Grey Tent in the Evening Michele Fry
00:11:23
Play 19 19 Twelve Old Men Without Magic Michele Fry
00:16:20
Play 20 20 A Historical Fact Michele Fry
00:11:31
Play 21 21 On the Verge of Earth Michele Fry
00:13:30
Play 22 22 Orion Appoints a Whip Michele Fry
00:14:26
Play 23 23 Lurulu Watches the Restlessness Michele Fry
00:14:31
Play 24 24 Lurulu Speaks of Earth and the Ways of Men Michele Fry
00:13:30
Play 25 25 Lirazel Remembers the Fields We Know Michele Fry
00:18:18
Play 26 26 The Horn of Alveric Michele Fry
00:18:53
Play 27 27 The Return of Lurulu Michele Fry
00:13:29
Play 28 28 A Chapter on Unicorn-Hunting Michele Fry
00:10:04
Play 29 29 The Luring of the People of the Marshes Michele Fry
00:11:43
Play 30 30 The Coming of Too Much Magic Michele Fry
00:10:47
Play 31 31 The Cursing of Elfin Things Michele Fry
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Play 32 32 Lirazel Yearns for Earth Michele Fry
00:11:37
Play 33 33 The Shining Line Michele Fry
00:14:11
Play 34 34 The Last Great Rune Michele Fry
00:18:26