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  • Title: The Blessing of Pan
  • Author: Lord Dunsany
  • ISBN: 9780809530755
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Blessing of Pan portrays English rural life under a sign of paganism, after the fashion of writers like T.F Powys The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
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    Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life at perhaps Ireland s longest inhabited home, Dunsany Castle near Tara, received an honourary doctorate from Trinity College, and died in Dublin.


    Published in 1927, this is a highly unusual tale of fantasy. Set in rural England, a quaint village where all is as it should be except that, of course, it isn't. The sound of a flute is heard, the village priest worries, people stir Told beautifully, this story is about a village's return to paganism - a trip way back to a time when we were still following our instincts. It took me a while to get into the language, but once I did, I was captivated. Go out on a limb, maybe even light a joint, [...]

    This is a chronicle of the reversion to paganism and worship of the ancient god Pan in a small out-of-the-way English village. Already a bastion against the onset of industrialisation that is transforming the rest of the country, a place that has changed little in the last century, if there is anywhere that might reject modern trends completely, this is it; the village of Wolding.But not if one man has his way. The vicar of Wolding senses the changes coming and knows that it is young Tommy Duffi [...]

    Eleanor Toland
    The Blessing Pan is one of those ambiguously fantastic novels in which it's never quite clear whether the magic is taking place in reality or in the minds of the characters. Elderick Anwrel, a nineteenth-century Anglican priest, finds that his parishioners have started to worship Pan, Greek god of shepherds. His struggle to win them back to the fold forms an epic novel of spiritual warfare.Lord Dunsany's writing is dense and rich, and readers used to contemporary fantasy may find The Blessing of [...]

    Steven Brown
    Gracefully satirical, gently humorous. A pleasant book for those who listened to the piper at the gates of dawn as children reading Wind in the Willows, but fear they have strayed far from the river as adults.

    I found it most interesting that, in the end, the vicar can only appeal to a sense of community rather than to the idea that his religion conforms to a metaphysical truth.

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