A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Publication Date: 30/06/1971

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The first book of "Earthsea" is a tale of wizards, dragons and terrifying shadows. The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest - and surely the greatest voyager - is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him - with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.
ISBN:
9780140304770
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Publication Date:
30-06-1971
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x14mm
Weight:
0.15kg
Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929, daughter of the writer Theodora Kroeber and the anthropologist Alfred Kroeber.

Her published work includes twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, seven volumes of poetry and four of translation.

Among her best-known novels are The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, Always Coming Home and Lavinia.

She held five Hugo and six Nebula Awards, the last for Powers in 2009, and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Ursula K. Le Guin's most famous work of fantasy is the Earthsea series. The books have been translated into many languages around the world. She died in January 2018, aged 88.

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