The Penguin Book of Dragons

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The Penguin Book of Dragons

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Author :   Scott G. Bruce
Publisher :   Penguin Classics
Published :   05/05/2022
ISBN :   9780143135043
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   320
Size (mm) :   195x130x15
Weight (g) :   265

Since the earliest moments of human history, dragons have occupied a place in our imaginations. Bringer of night in Ancient Egypt; mortal enemy of the elephant in South Asia; slain by a god in Sanskrit hymn. In the Book of Revelation, there is the Leviathan;... Read more
 
Since the earliest moments of human history, dragons have occupied a place in our imaginations. Bringer of night in Ancient Egypt; mortal enemy of the elephant in South Asia; slain by a god in Sanskrit hymn. In the Book of Revelation, there is the Leviathan; in Loch Ness, a monster. Their crushing coils and their treasure hoards are found throughout literature and language: in the Old English of Beowulf, in the Elvish of Tolkien, in the far-flung travels of Marco Polo. 'The Penguin Book of Dragons' is the definitive collection of all this and more: 2000 years of legend and lore about the menace and majesty of dragons.