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A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
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A wizard of Earthsea (original 1968; edition 1968)

by Ursula K. Le Guin, Ursula K. Le Guin

Series: The Earthsea Cycle (1)

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A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.
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Title:A wizard of Earthsea
Authors:Ursula K. Le Guin
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Info:London : Victor Gollancz, 1968
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Classic, brilliant. Simple, poetic prose, many layers of meaning. Think Galactic notes: http://positronchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/think-galactic-wizard-of-earthsea-an... ( )
  jakecasella | Sep 21, 2020 |
Lovely, just beautiful. I love every word in Wizard of Earthsea; Le Gain CAN write. The world lay out before you with hidden stories and possibility.
I wish there can be more then six books. ( )
  AnnaBookcritter | Sep 15, 2020 |
Lovely, just beautiful. I love every word in Wizard of Earthsea; Le Gain CAN write. The world lay out before you with hidden stories and possibility.
I wish there can be more then six books. ( )
  AnnaBookcritter | Sep 15, 2020 |
Actually I read all of Ursula Le Guin after I finished Tolkein. Wonderful story. What I really liked in this Kindle edition was the author talking about the book when it first came out. It took a minute for me to understand that she was breaking molds way back before anybody else challenged the white guy hero, dark guy evil stereotype. Ged is quite the wizard though he never thinks of himself as great and I really appreciated that
  bdinsman | Sep 10, 2020 |
This book is one of the most introspective world-building books I have ever read. It's sort of like encountering a diary but inside it is the folklore of an individual and the world that they live in.

I very much enjoyed the world of Earthsea and the people we encountered. Not to mention that this story has the rare high-fantasy gem of centering the stories of people with less than porcelain skin! It doesn't have a whole lot of female representation and it seems, at least from the areas that we've explored in this book to be a pretty patriarchal society, at least among those who can do magic. But, that's pretty par for the course in the genre at that time.

Overall, I'm looking forward to meandering through more of the folklore and folk heroes of Earthsea! ( )
  Benona | Sep 5, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Le Guin, Ursula K.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Archer, KarenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cases, MadeleineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon. DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ellison, HarlanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gilbert, Anne YvonneCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harman, DominicCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Inglis, RobNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, DavidIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paronis, MargotTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rambelli, RobertaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying life:
bright the hawk's flight
on the empty sky.    
—The Creation of Éa
Dedication
To my brothers
Clifton, Ted, Karl
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The island of Gont, a single mountain that lifts its peak a mile above the storm-racked Northeast Sea, is a land famous for wizards.
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The wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gestures of trees.
It is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soul.
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A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

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Το νησί Γκοντ, ένα μοναχικό βουνό που η κορυφή του υψώνεται ένα μίλη πάνω από τη φουρτουνιασμένη Βορειοανατολική Θάλασσα, είναι ένας τόπος φημισμένος για τους μάγους του. Από τις πόλεις στα οροπέδιά του κι από τα λιμάνια στους σκοτεινούς, στενούς του κόλπους, πολλοί Γκοντιανοί έφυγαν για να υπηρετήσουν τους Άρχοντες του Αρχιπελάγους, στις πόλεις τους σαν μάγοι ή μάγιστροι, ή για ν' αναζητήσουν την περιπέτεια σαν περιπλανώμενοι γητευτές από νησί σε νησί σε όλη τη Γαιοθάλασσα.
Από αυτούς λέγεται ότι ο μεγαλύτερος, σίγουρα ο πιο πολυταξιδεμένος, ήταν ο άντρας που τον έλεγαν Κίρκο, που στις μέρες του έγινε και Άρχοντας των Δράκων και Αρχιμάγιστρος. Τη ζωή του αφηγούνται τα "Κατορθώματα του Γκεντ" και πολλά τραγούδια, αλλά τούτη εδώ δεν είναι μια ιστορία για την εποχή που δεν είχε γίνει ακόμα διάσημος, πριν γραφτούν τα τραγούδια.
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Le Guin, Ursula K.,1929-2018.
Ο μάγος του αρχιπελάγους / Ούρσουλα Λε Γκεν · μετάφραση Λίλη Ιωαννίδου. - Αθήνα : Τρίτων, 1991. - 205σ. · 20x12εκ.
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Κεντρική διάθεση: Βιβλιοπέλαγος.
Το πρώτο βιβλίο του έπους της Γαιοθάλασσας.
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: αγγλικά
Τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: A Wizard of Earthsea, 1968
ISBN 960-7479-00-9, ISBN-13 978-960-7479-00-6 (Μαλακό εξώφυλλο) ) [Εξαντλημένο ]
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Sparrowhawk or Ged
A nameless shadow follows
Waiting for a name
(Benona)

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