The Books of Earthsea - the Complete Illustrated Edition
27 September 2018
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations illuminating Le Guin's vision of her classic saga.
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 honours, 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, new never-before-printed Earths tales, and Le Guin's ‘Earthsea Revisioned’ Oxford lecture. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition also includes over fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin to bring her vision to life.
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’.
Ursula K. 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.