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Old 08-27-2017   #61
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... "The Charwoman's Shadow," (1926) which also had a great impact on me in my youth. ...
Same here!

I have only read three novels by Dunsany. The third was The Blessing of Pan, which I enjoyed too, but not as much as those first two, which were both truly magical.
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Re: Fantasy Author Recommendations

I long thought of The King of Elfland's Daughter and Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes as my very favorite novels.

Later, I'll agree with James, I was most impressed with Hodgson's The Night Land. That, and also with A. Merritt's The Metal Monster for its intensely weird vision. Both of which are science fantasy works.

I must of course also mention Machen's The Hill of Dreams, Blackwood's The Centaur, and especially my re-reading of Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. On my first reading of Mountains ... when younger, it largely passed me by, simply because I could not grasp its outre subtlety of vision. ... But my re-reading was that of a perfectly beautiful, leisurely ponderous, measured masterpiece. (I shall NEVER view a Hollywood production of that novel, which would surely taint my memories.)
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Stumbled across a cheap copy of The Green Pearl, Jack Vance's sequel to Lyonesse. Anyone know if I need to read Lyonesse first or can I just go straight into book 2?

The Mask Behind the Face, Pendragon Press 2005
Shards of Dreams, Double Dragon eBooks 2004
Spare Parts, Rainfall Books 2003

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Yes, it follows and builds directly on the story of Lyonesse. A great book, but won't make as much sense without reading the first in the series.
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Bugger.

The Mask Behind the Face, Pendragon Press 2005
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