A Wizard of Earthsea

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

 

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User Review  - soliloquies - LibraryThing

It's taken me a long time to read any Ursula Le Guin and I've been missing out! A beautiful crafted world with it's own set of ideals and morals. A Wizard Of Earthsea - is the introduction to the ... Read full review

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Just finished the last of the four novels in this compilation book.They were all good stories in themselves, though all very different. The Tombs of Atuan I found the hardest to get into and enjoyed ... Read full review

Contents

1 Warriors in the Mist
1
2 The Shadow
18
3 The School for Wizards
38
4 The Loosing of the Shadow
61
5 The Dragon of Pendor
89
6 Hunted
110
7 The Hawks Flight
128
8 Hunting
154
9 Iffish
177
10 The Open Sea
196
Afterword
218
Back Matter
225
Back Cover
253
Spine
254
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Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929. Over the course of her career she has published more than sixty books of fiction, fantasy, science fiction, children's literature, poetry, drama, criticism, and translation, and is the multiple winner of the highest awards in several fields. Among her honors are a National Book Award, a PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction, five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, twenty-one Locus Awards,the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband.