A Wizard of Earthsea

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Ursula K. Le Guin. Illustrated by David Lupton. Introduced by David Mitchell.

A true great of the fantasy genre, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea brims over with danger and wild magic. Illustrated by David Lupton and introduced by David Mitchell.

Ursula K. Le Guin built her fantasy worlds with an eye for realism and emotional truth; the result with the Earthsea Cycle is a fantasy series that is as moving as it is magical. In his introduction, author and fantasy fan David Mitchell celebrates the striking originality of Le Guin’s world, an archipelago filled with bustling humanity and a solid lack of whimsy. The endpapers of this edition feature maps drawn by Martin Sanders based on the originals by Le Guin, and The Folio Society worked closely with the author to produce illustrations that would do her creation justice. David Lupton’s atmospheric paintings show Earthsea and Ged as the author intended – a place of sea and salt; a hero of light and shadow. The first volume in a quartet that has enchanted generations of readers and writers alike, A Wizard of Earthsea is an essential fantasy classic.

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‘One of the literary greats’

This special collector’s edition of A Wizard of Earthsea features a stunning binding capturing Ged himself, the lightning-shaped scar on his cheek blocked in bronze, while the endpapers are printed with a newly redrawn map of Le Guin’s magical world. Series artist David Lupton has provided seven dynamic illustrations, with guidance from the late author herself. Whether they depict Ged facing down the Dragon of Pendor, or the young mage on his boat, the stars turning overhead, Lupton’s illustrations feel grounded in the primal magic that is abundant in Earthsea. The first volume in this celebrated series is the beginning of a story spun by one of our greatest storytellers, and no one who hears it will remain unchanged.


Production Details:

  • Bound in printed and blocked buckram
  • Set in Garamond with Dulcinea Serif display
  • 232 pages
  • Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
  • Printed endpapers
  • Plain slipcase

Additional information

Weight 8.5 kg


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