The Penguin Book of Dragons


by Bruce, Scott G. | Literature & literary studies
Published 05/05/2022 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages

ISBN: 9780143135043 Category:


The definitive global anthology of writings about dragons, from Ancient Egypt to the modern daySince 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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Weight 0.264 kg