The Book of Imaginary BeingsPaperback Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
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- Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
- Format: Paperback | 236 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 208mm x 23mm | 272g
- Publication date: 1 October 2006
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0143039938
- ISBN 13: 9780143039938
- Edition statement: Classics Deluxe.
- Sales rank: 47,169
In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter Sis with Jorge Luis Borges's 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H. G. Wells's "The Time Machine." A lavish feast of exotica brought vividly to life with art commissioned specifically for this volume, "The Book of Imaginary Beings" will delight readers of classic fantasy as well as Borges's many admirers.
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Andrew Hurley is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico. Peter SIs has received five New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year awards, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and a Caldecott Honor. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003.
Erudite and whimsical, a model handbook of fantastic zoology. (Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post")