Is a memorable exploration of the relationship between life and death. Ged, its hero, must face his shadow self before it devours him. Only then will he become whole.
In the process, he must contend with the wisdom of dragons: ambiguous and not our wisdom, but wisdom nonetheless - Margaret Atwood. Contains the short story,'The Daughter of Odren', published in print for the first time, and the brand new story'Firelight'. Now for the first time ever, all together in one volume, The Books of Earthsea, contains 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. 1,008 pages - 56 illustrations (including seven lavishly coloured plate sections) - maps of Earthsea - stunningly beautiful endpapers - Six novels - 4 short stories - An essay.
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. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor.Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lived in Portland, Oregon, until she passed away in January 2018. The item "Signed Ursula K Le Guin The Books of Earthsea Illustrated Omnibus by/CharlesVess" is in sale since Friday, October 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature". The seller is "wvgothe" and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.