The Penguin Book of Dragons

The Penguin Book of Dragons

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143135043
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 398.2454
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxiv, 351
Weight: 264g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 22mm