The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition

The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition Review

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea—“…reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago” (David Mitchell)—comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations illuminating Le Guin’s vision of her classic saga.

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literature—they have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike.

Now for the first time ever, they’re all together in one volume—including the early short stories, Le Guin’s “Earthsea Revisioned” Oxford lecture, and a new Earthsea story, never before printed.

With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition will also include fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way.

“Earthsea Revisioned” (a retrospective essay by the author)
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest Shore
Tales from Earthsea
The Other Wind
“The Word of Unbinding”
“The Rule of Names”
“The Daughter of Odren” (never before published in print)
"Firelight" (never before collected with other Earthsea stories; originally published in Paris Review Summer 2018)

With stories as perennial and universally beloved as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings—but also unlike anything but themselves—this edition is perfect for those new to the world of Earthsea, as well as those who are well-acquainted with its enchanting magic: to know Earthsea is to love it.

Title:The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Tracy

    I received this beauty for Christmas from my daughter Libby. While I have read almost everything in this book already I am still so excited to have it. The illustrations are beautiful and I want to re...

  • Luce

    Edit: Adding link for 11/10/18 Interview with Charles Vess about working with Le Guin * * *5 stars for this HUGE gorgeous book. Rating is not for the story itself. I read the fi...

  • Isaac

    Ahhhh! This looks so beautiful!...

  • Cindy

    Eine meiner liebsten Fantasy-Reihen überhaupt. Diese illustrierte Gesamtsausgabe ist wunderschön....

  • Terence

    Finished the first half of the Earthsea SextetThe idea of individual immortality, an endless ego-existence, is more dreadful to me than the idea of letting go the self in death to rejoin shared, etern...

  • Rick

    While I haven't read this edition as yet (I say that as I would like to get a copy), I have read all the Earthsea stories and novels included in this omnibus edition in other editions. For me the rang...

  • Jefurii

    This is absolutely beautiful but dang is it a large book! It is thick and heavy - they need to add *weight* to the description along with page count. Reading this book is a physical act unless it's re...

  • Meredith

    All works pertaining to Earthsea have been collected into this single volume, illustrated by Charles Vess. It includes the six books in the series, descriptions of Earthsea's lands, peoples, and pheno...

  • Claudia Pia

    Tiene muchísimo que leí estos libros y fuera de releer partes ocasionalmente, no había experimentado toda la serie de principio a fin en una sentada. A la fecha, sigue siendo una de las series de f...

  • Phil James

    I started this book 45 years ago and just finished it now!I got myself this magnificent edition of all the novels, with a few short stories and the author's comments , to finally catch up from where I...