Tales Of Neveryon. Volume One

Delaney Samuel R

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1996
Edition: Reprint

Description: 335 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: In his four-volume series Return to Nev¨ron, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Nev¨ronvolumes in trade paperback.The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Nev¨rons four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilizations brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or even on the Mediterranean. Taken slave in childhood, Gorgik gains his freedom, leads a slave revolt, and becomes a minister of state, finally abolishing slavery. Ironically, however, he is sexually aroused by the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his mission -- or intensify it Presumably elaborated from an ancient text of unknown geographical origin, the stories are sunk in translators and commentators introductions and appendices, forming a richly comic frame.

ISBN: 9780586202708

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