Charles Vess presents The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition by Ursula K. Le Guin and illustrated by Charles Vess

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea with renowned fantasy artist Charles Vess. Vess will present The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition by Ursula K. Le Guin and illustrated by Charles Vess. This collection places all the Earthsea novels together for the first time and includes the never-before-published Earthsea story (“The Daughter of Odren”), and “Firelight,” the last story of Earthsea, published just this year and available only in this collection.

The Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literature--they have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike. Now for the first time ever, they're all together in one volume--including the early short stories, Le Guin's "Earthsea Revisioned" Oxford lecture, and a new Earthsea story, never before printed. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition will also include fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way.

Vess will discuss his experiences collaborating with Le Guin before her death, and his artistic process of bringing life to Le Guin's fantasy world. We ask that you purchase the books you want to be signed at our events from Malaprop’s. When you do this you are not only supporting the work it takes to run an events program, you are also telling the publishers that they should keep sending authors here. Following the event, Vess will sign copies of The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition purchased at Malaprop's or on www.malaprops.com. Can’t make it to the store for the event? Call us or order the book on our website in advance, and we’ll get it signed for you. Make sure you write your preferences in the comments if you purchase online.

 

 

Event date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea Cycle) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$59.99
ISBN: 9781481465588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Saga Press - October 30th, 2018