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The Books of Earthsea
The Books of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea - '...reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago' (David Mitchell) - comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations illuminating Le Guin's vision of her classic saga. Contains the short story, 'The Daughter of Odren', published in print for the first time, and her last story 'Firelight'. Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literature-they have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike. Now for the first time ever, they're all together in one volume-including the early short stories, Le Guin's "Earthsea Revisioned" Oxford lecture, and new Earthsea stories, never before printed. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition will also include over fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way. Stories include: 'A Wizard of Earthsea', 'The Tombs of Atuan', 'The Farthest Shore', 'Tehanu', 'Tales From Earthsea', 'The Other Wind', 'The Rule of Names', 'The Word of Unbinding', 'The Daughter of Odren', and 'Earthsea Revisioned: A Lecture at Oxford University' With stories as perennial and universally beloved as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings-but also unlike anything but themselves-this edition is perfect for those new to the world of Earthsea, as well as those who are well-acquainted with its enchanting magic: to know Earthsea is to love it. - 1,008 pages - 56 illustrations (including seven lavishly coloured plate sections) - maps of Earthsea - stunningly beautiful endpapers - Six novels - 4 short stories - An essay
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DuckOfDoom
The Books of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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#shelfie of some beautiful books in my library. Anyone seen the new Dune edition? It's beautiful.

Lizpixie I have Dune in the Penguin Galaxy Edition. It‘s simple but beautiful. 2mo
LibrarianRyan I want that Dune edition so bad. I saw it in the book store on Sunday, but I restrained myself. However, I get paid Friday, and Saturday is Sister-in-law day, and our number one stop is the book store, so I might finally indulge. 2mo
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I'd heard about this book and saw it online but I didn't fully appreciate the scale until I saw it in person today. Wow it is a) beautiful and b) huge. Just look how it dwarfs GRRM. It's also 80$. I didn't open it too much since I wasn't going to buy it and didn't want to damage it, so I don't have a great sense of the inside.

shanaqui It's really gorgeous inside! I should start my reread and post some photos. 10mo
llwheeler @shanaqui Ooh yes! The endpapers looked gorgeous. I definitely think I'll get this at some point but probably for a special occasion gift. Maybe next Xmas 10mo
shanaqui Yeah, my wife bought me it for Christmas. I'd been hankering after it since before it came out! 10mo
llwheeler @shanaqui 😁 awesome! 10mo
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toastykitten
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Started this last night. I miss LeGuin's words.

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GatheringBooks
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I have been reading to my daughter since she was seven days old, seven years old, now seventeen - and until she turns 27, 37, 47, 57 - or until I am breathing and can still read. We had to abandon the illustrated Don Quixote which we were enjoying greatly last December, because #WomenReadWomen2019. So now, we have just finished the second chapter of the massive Books of Earthsea. Biblical tome of a book. LeGuin. Fave Christmas Book Loot!

Paula3 Beautiful ♡ 11mo
TheLibrarian Do you like that book? My husband wants it and I‘ve been contemplating buying it for him. 11mo
GatheringBooks @TheLibrarian my daughter is not much of a fantasy/sci fi reader. she is more a contemporary realistic fiction kind of girl, but this one she enjoys. the reader knows that she is in the hands of a deft, capable, and magical storyteller. we are really enjoying it. :) 11mo
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hissingpotatoes
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I boughhhhhht iiiiiiiit! (with help from a 25% off Barnes & Noble coupon.) *gazes dreamily at beautiful tome*

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jillrhudy
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To treasure forever. “For Jill - Enjoy those fights of dragons. Charles Vess.” #Earthsea #fantasy #illustrator #signed #illustratorsigned

LeahBergen Beautiful! 13mo
Leniverse 😍🤩😍 13mo
tjwill Awesome! 13mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon AMAZING! 11mo
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silentrequiem
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It's so pretty! 😍😍😍
*Looks at price* 😫😫😫

tjwill My thoughts exactly. 13mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai I had it in my hands in the bookstore but I couldn't pull the trigger. Maybe one day. 13mo
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hissingpotatoes
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I just learned that this stunning ILLUSTRATED collection will exist soon! MY WALLET IS READY. HYPE. 😍😍😍💥💥💥👍👍👍💖💖💖👏👏👏​ https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/15/17314892/the-book-of-earthsea-wizards-ursula-...

readordierachel Wow, that's beautiful! 1y
hissingpotatoes @readordierachel Right!?!? *swoon* 1y
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