Encyclopedia of Things that Never Were: Creatures, Places, and People

Penguin Studio, 1998 - 240 páginas
From Avalon to Zeus -- the ultimate book for fantasy lovers and myth maniacs of all ages is now in paperback, beautifully illustrated, at a siren-song priceHardcover sales of more than 70,000 copies have made the Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were a classic illustrated reference to myths and legends from all corners of the world. Here -- culled from mythology, literature, and folk tales -- is the mystical realm that has populated humanity's imagination for centuries. Over 400 entries, engagingly written and organized by type of entity, make this a complete source of information and a visual feast.Among the entries are: from "The Cosmos, ' Quetzalcoatl and Scorpio; from "The Ground and Underground", centaurs, elves, and unicorns; from "Wonderland", Atlantis and El Dorado; from "Magic, Science, and Invention", flying carpets and the Trojan horse; from "Water, Sky, and Air", Pegasus and Moby-Dick; and from "The Night", a host of shuddersome creatures from vampires to the golem. This is a wild and wondrous gift for any visionary.

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I'll be up-front about it. I am a fan of Robert Ingpen's illustration work. And I bought this book for a bargain price at a second hand book sale...otherwise it might have been too expensive to tempt ... Leer comentario completo

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“The Encyclopaedia of things that never were” dishes up a wide selection of gods, monsters, heroes and places, tackling many of the things we have believed in over the years. I was pleased to see the ... Leer comentario completo

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Robert R. Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia on October 13, 1936. He began studying illustration and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has written and/or illustrated more than 100 books including versions of The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, and Treasure Island. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his contribution to children's literature.

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