The Penguin Book of Dragons

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Since the earliest moments of human history, dragons have occupied a place in our imaginations. Bringer of night in Ancient Egypt; mortal enemy of the elephant in South Asia; slain by a god in Sanskrit hymn. In the Book of Revelation, there is the Leviathan; in Loch Ness, a monster. Their crushing coils and their treasure hoards are found throughout literature and language: in the Old English of Beowulf, in the Elvish of Tolkien, in the far-flung travels of Marco Polo. ‘The Penguin Book of Dragons’ is the definitive collection of all this and more: 2000 years of legend and lore about the menace and majesty of dragons.

ISBN: 9780143135043 Author: Bruce, Scott G. Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 5th May 2022 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 398.2454 (edition:23) Pages: 320 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

The definitive global anthology of writings about dragons, from Ancient Egypt to the modern day

Since the earliest moments of human history, dragons have occupied a place in our imaginations. Bringer of night in Ancient Egypt; mortal enemy of the elephant in South Asia; slain by a god in Sanskrit hymn. In the Book of Revelation, there is the Leviathan; in Loch Ness, a monster. Their crushing coils and their treasure hoards are found throughout literature and language: in the Old English of Beowulf, in the Elvish of Tolkien, in the far-flung travels of Marco Polo.

The Penguin Book of Dragons is the definitive collection of all this and more: two thousand years of legend and lore about the menace and majesty of dragons.

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