Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957

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Baron Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany was an author, aristocrat, adventurer, chessmaster, and soldier; he is probably best known for writing fantasy fiction, ghost stories, and drama under the name Lord Dunsany. Raised on the family estate in County Meath, Ireland, he was influenced by Greek mythology and the Bible. A member of the Coldstream Guards, he fought in the Boer War, World War I, and the Easter Rebellion. A prolific and diverse writer, he is considered an early master of high fantasy for the believable kingdoms he created and the vivid characters that inhabit them.

From the description of Lord Dunsany letters to Mr. Lawlor, 1939-1946. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 59716594

Anglo-Irish writer.

From the description of Correspondence, 1957, with William D. Boutwell. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364866

From the description of Contract, 1935 Sept. 11. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364861

From the description of Letter, 1932 Feb. 18, Dunsany Castle, Meath [Ireland], to Mr. Wilson, [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364870

From the description of Lord Dunsany papers, 1940-1954. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 55531715

Author.

From the description of Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett papers, Baron Dunsany, 1909-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71010073

Irish author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dunsany Castle, Co. Meath, to James Stephens, [1911]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744044

Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878–1957), is best known for composing fantasy works that inspired authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Dunsany’s first play was performed at the Abbey Theatre and his stage shows were highly regarded in England and America as well. Dunsany's other literary contributions include short stories and poetry. Although he is considered a writer of the Irish Literary Renaissance and knew the main figures of the movement, Dunsany was a British subject who associated primarily with the British aristocracy.

"Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878–1957." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed February 15, 2007). Locher, Frances C. (ed.). Contemporary Authors. Volume 104. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. p. 130.

From the guide to the Lord Dunsany letter to Katherine Marie Cornelia Brégy, 1919 November 5, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878–1957), is best known for composing fantasy works that inspired authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Dunsany’s first play was performed at the Abbey Theatre and his stage shows were highly regarded in England and America as well. Dunsany's other literary contributions include short stories and poetry. Although he is considered a writer of the Irish Literary Renaissance and knew the main figures of the movement, Dunsany was a British subject who associated primarily with the British aristocracy.

Locher, Frances C. (ed.). Contemporary Authors. Volume 104. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. p. 130. Knepper, B. G. "Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany," Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 10: Modern British Dramatists, 1900–1945. Part I. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. pp. 152-162.

From the guide to the "A Tale of Revenge" short story, [1950], (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878–1957), is best known for composing fantasy works that inspired authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Dunsany’s first play was performed at the Abbey Theatre and his stage shows were highly regarded in England and America as well. Dunsany's other literary contributions include short stories and poetry. Although he is considered a writer of the Irish Literary Renaissance and knew the main figures of the movement, Dunsany was a British subject who associated primarily with the British aristocracy.

Locher, Frances C. (ed.). Contemporary Authors. Volume 104. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. p. 130. Knepper, B. G. "Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany," Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 10: Modern British Dramatists, 1900–1945. Part I. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. pp. 152-162.

From the guide to the "A Matter of Law" short story, undated, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878–1957), is best known for composing fantasy works that inspired authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Dunsany’s first play was performed at the Abbey Theatre and his stage shows were highly regarded in England and America as well. Dunsany's other literary contributions include short stories and poetry. Although he is considered a writer of the Irish Literary Renaissance and knew the main figures of the movement, Dunsany was a British subject who associated primarily with the British aristocracy.

Knepper, B. G. "Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany," Dictionary of Literary Biography . Volume 10: Modern British Dramatists, 1900–1945. Part I. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. pp. 152-162.

From the guide to the Lord Dunsany letter, 1913 March 8, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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creatorOf Letters of Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany. County Meath, Ireland, 1915-1950, 1915-1950 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
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creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. Lord Dunsany papers, 1940-1954. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
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creatorOf Lord Dunsany letter, 1913 March 8 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
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creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. Papers, 1953-1954. University of Michigan
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creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. Letter, 1932 Feb. 18, Dunsany Castle, Meath [Ireland], to Mr. Wilson, [n.p.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron of, 1878-1957. Autograph letter signed : Dunsany Castle, County Meath, to Grosmith, [no year] Feb. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
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creatorOf Stephens, James, 1882-1950. James Stephens collection of papers, 1908-1939 bulk (1911-1938). New York Public Library System, NYPL
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referencedIn Milberg, Leonard L.,. Leonard L. Milberg autograph collection, 1824-1978. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. Correspondence, 1957, with William D. Boutwell. University of Michigan
creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron, 1878-1957. Autograph letter signed : Dunsany Castle, Co. Meath, to James Stephens, [1911]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Porter, F. Addison (Frank Addison), 1859-1941. The tale of Meoul Ki King [sic] : after Dunsany : op. 38 / F. Addison Porter. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Somerville, Randolph, 1891-1958. Papers, [ca. 1915]-1958. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924,. Letters to Louise Burleigh [manuscript], 1923 Jan. 25, n.y. June 1. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. Letter, 1953 June 11, R.M.S. Queen Mary, to Mrs. [Hazel Littlefield] Smith [Los Angeles] University of Michigan
creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. Contract, 1935 Sept. 11. University of Michigan
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett papers, Baron Dunsany, 1909-1955. Library of Congress
creatorOf Harrison, G. B. (George Bagshawe), 1894-1991. Correspondence, with writers and scholars, 1913-1939. University of Michigan
creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron of, 1878-1957. Autograph letters signed (3) and autograph note signed (1) : Dunsany Castle, County Meath, to Frank Harris, 1912 Nov. 3, 1920 Oct. 10 and 1920 Oct. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Wray, Willow. The Willow Wray collection of the writings of Lord Dunsany, 1930-1959. Loyola Marymount University, William H. Hannon Library
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referencedIn Fonds Louis Jouvet Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
creatorOf Adams, Elbridge L., 1866-. Collection of books from the library of William Faulkner. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. William Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1888]-[1965] bulk (1897-1939). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. John Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1897]-1921. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. Letter, 1938 Dec. 3, London, to [G.B.] Harrison [London]. University of Michigan
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referencedIn James Stephens collection of papers, 1908-1939, 1911-1938 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Lord Dunsany letter to Katherine Marie Cornelia Brégy, 1919 November 5 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn Modern Authors' Collection, 1909-1982 bulk (1930-1960). University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn O'Riordan, Conal, 1874-1948. Conal O'Riordan papers, 1907-1942 (bulk 1907-1923) Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Powell, John, 1882-1963. Papers : of John Powell, 1888-1979. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn John Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1897]-1921 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Bonner, Eugene MacDonald. Excerpts from The gods of the mountain / by Eugene Bonner. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Horace Mason Reynolds papers, 1895-1965. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Mahony, Patrick, b. 1911. Patrick Mahony collection of Lord Dunsany materials, 1944-1967. Loyola Marymount University, William H. Hannon Library
referencedIn Alfred Edward Housman Correspondence, 1922-1958. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Henri Pierre Roché Papers TXRC96-A14., ca. 1886-1971 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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Fantasy fiction, English
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English fiction--Irish authors--20th century--Sources
World War, 1914-1918--Poetry
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Birth 1878-07-24

Death 1957-10-25

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