|Title:||The Travel Tales of Mr. Joseph Jorkens|
|Publisher:||G. P. Putnam’s Sons|
|Tags:||fantasy, fiction, short stories|
The Travel Tales of Mr. Joseph Jorkens, the first collection of Dunsany's Jorkens tales to be published, containing thirteen short pieces.
The Jorkens stories are set in the London gentleman's or adventurer's club of which the title character is a member. They usually open with another member mentioning an interesting experience he has had; this rouses Jorkens, who in return for a whisky-and-soda (merely to "moisten his throat," you understand!) goes the other member one better with an extraordinary tall tale, supposedly from his own past. His stories often tip well over the boundaries of the plausible, into the realms of fantasy, horror, or even science fiction, and his auditors can never be quite sure what proportion of what he relates was truly experienced and to what degree he might have embellished. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Plunkett, Edward 18th Baron of Dunsany
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays.--Wikipedia.
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