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Taran Wanderer

by Alexander, Lloyd

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New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Blue-green boards. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in blue. Light blue endpapers. 256pps. Stated First Edition. There is mild rubbing wear to the extremities and a neatly penned gift inscription on the ffep, otherwise fine: clean, tight, square and bright. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is lightly soiled and sundarkened and there is modest chipping at the extremities. A 1" closed tear is at the top of the rear jacket fold. Simply SIGNED by the author on the title-page. A very nice (and scarce) collector's-quality copy.<br><br><b><font color= #003366> "<big>A</big> profound and enriching experience for all young readers, this stirring fourth book of the Prydain cycle is in keeping with the distinguished literary standards of the previous three books. Here Taran goes questing for his parentage, hoping that it will prove nobel for the sake of a certain princess with red-gold hair. Accompanied by the faithful Gurgi, he goes first to the three wily enchantresses of the Marshes of Morva who send him to consult the Mirror of Llunet to learn who he is with the cryptic promise that 'the finding takes no more than the looking.' Joined by some of his old friends, Taran, sidetracked time and time again by exciting adventures, eventually comes to the rugged wasteland where the shepherd Craddoc lives and for a time gains a father -- and comes to know shame.<br> In a deeply moving climax at the Mirror of Llunet which is not an ending but a beginning, Taran Wanderer learns who he is and the secret of the Mirror -- which the wily Enchantresses had known all along..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. 45-A.. SIGNED by the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Taran Wanderer is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander. It tells of Taran's search for his lineage through which he encounters many different people who each help to shape Taran as he learns about who he truly is. It is the only book in the series in which Princess Eilonwy does not appear, though she is referenced frequently. It is also the only book in the series in which Prince Gwydion does not appear.

  • Bookseller: Nooks Of Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 216-5479
  • Title: Taran Wanderer
  • Author: Alexander, Lloyd
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1967
  • Bookseller catalogs: Sci-Fi/Fantasy; Signed;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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