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A Wizard of Earthsea Paperback – 28 Nov 1991

4.3 out of 5 stars 130 customer reviews
Book 1 of 6 in the Earthsea Cycle Series

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (28 Nov. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014015776X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140157765
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 1.5 x 18.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 130 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,815,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

This is a tale of wizards, dragons and terrifying shadows. The young wizard Sparrowhawk, tempted by pride to try spells beyond his powers, lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and this quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.

About the Author

Ursula Le Guin was born in Berkley, California, in 1929, daughter of the writer Theodora Krober and the anthropologist Alfred Krober. Her published work includes twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, three collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. Among her novels are the The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, both winners of the Nebula and Hugo awards, Always Coming Home, winner of the 1985 Kafka Award, and Four Ways to Forgiveness. In 2009 she won her sixth Nebula award for Powers.

Penguin/Puffin published the first volume of the Earthsea books, A Wizard of Earthsea, in 1971. The Earthsea books have been translated into many languages around the world and are global bestsellers.


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