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* appears in: '''[[Book 1]]''', '''[[Magazine 1]]'''
 
* appears in: '''[[Book 1]]''', '''[[Magazine 1]]'''
 
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* title:  '''The Avenger of Perdonaris'''
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* title:  '''The Avenger of Perdondaris'''
* author: '''[[Lord Dunsany]]'''
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* author: '''[[Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany|Lord Dunsany]]'''
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* publication:  '''1919'''
 
* pages: '''~14'''
 
* pages: '''~14'''
 
* setting:  '''[[Dreamlands]]'''
 
* setting:  '''[[Dreamlands]]'''
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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
A sequel to "[[Idle Days on the Yann (fiction)]]" and [[A Shop in Go-By Street (fiction)]], in which the Poet ([[Lord Dunsany]]) returns to the [[Dreamlands|Land of Dream]] a third time after finding the door to the Land of Dream again after seeing the Shop on Go-By Street while boating on the River Thames.  He visits the Witch and her cat again, and finds his way to Perdondaris on the [[River Yann]] where he visits the titular Avenger of Perdondaris, who slew the beast that destroyed the city in the first story.  The story nearly ends in disaster when the Poet, tiring of the Dream, attempts to leave via the wrong door.
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A sequel to "[[Idle Days on the Yann (fiction)]]" and [[A Shop in Go-By Street (fiction)]], in which the Poet ([[Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany|Lord Dunsany]]) returns to the [[Dreamlands|Land of Dream]] a third time after finding the door to the Land of Dream again after seeing the Shop on Go-By Street while boating on the River Thames.  He visits the Witch and her cat again, and finds his way to Perdondaris on the [[River Yann]] where he visits the titular Avenger of Perdondaris, who slew the beast that destroyed the city in the first story.  The story nearly ends in disaster when the Poet, tiring of the Dream, attempts to leave via the wrong door.
  
  
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* This is the sequel to two earlier stories in the series, "[[Idle Days on the Yann (fiction)]]", and "[[A Shop in Go-By Street (fiction)]]"; in many collections, the three stories appear together under the title ''Beyond the Fields We Know''.
 
* This is the sequel to two earlier stories in the series, "[[Idle Days on the Yann (fiction)]]", and "[[A Shop in Go-By Street (fiction)]]"; in many collections, the three stories appear together under the title ''Beyond the Fields We Know''.
  
 
==Links==
 
Link to outside reviews or helpful pages.
 
* Archived with its two sequels as ''Beyond the Fields We Know'' in the collection ''Tales of Three Hemispheres'' by [[Lord Dunsany]] in ebook format by Project Gutenberg:  ([http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11440 link])
 
* Dunsany's "[[The Gods of Pegana (fiction)]]" is similar in tone, and also archived at Project Gutenberg ([http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8395/pg8395-images.html link]); the stories originally appeared with the exotic and surreal illustrations of [[Sidney Simes]], which can be viewed at the "Monster Brains" blog ([https://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2011/06/sidney-sime.html link]); both the stories and the illustrations were among Lovecraft's inspirations.
 
 
  
 
==Spoilers==
 
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===References===
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===Associated Mythos Elements===
'''Characters:''' [[Lord Dunsany]] (as the Poet/Dreamer), [[Singanee]], [[Captain of the Bird of the River]]
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'''Characters:''' [[Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany|Lord Dunsany]] (as the Poet/Dreamer), [[Singanee]], [[Captain of the Bird of the River]]
  
 
'''Creatures:''' [[Dreaming|Dreamlanders and Dreamers]], [[Human Cultist]]s, [[Cat]]s, mysterious monsters are hinted at but do not appear on screen
 
'''Creatures:''' [[Dreaming|Dreamlanders and Dreamers]], [[Human Cultist]]s, [[Cat]]s, mysterious monsters are hinted at but do not appear on screen
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* Dunsany's description of the [[River Yann]] and its surroundings suggest some excellent settings for strange Dream adventures, offering plenty of unanswered questions that can serve as "hooks" for entire scenarios and campaigns.
 
* Dunsany's description of the [[River Yann]] and its surroundings suggest some excellent settings for strange Dream adventures, offering plenty of unanswered questions that can serve as "hooks" for entire scenarios and campaigns.
  
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== References ==
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=== Links ===
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Link to outside reviews or helpful pages.
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* Archived with its two sequels as ''Beyond the Fields We Know'' in the collection ''Tales of Three Hemispheres'' by [[Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany|Lord Dunsany]] in ebook format by Project Gutenberg:  ([http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11440 link])
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* Dunsany's "[[The Gods of Pegana (fiction)]]" is similar in tone, and also archived at Project Gutenberg ([http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8395/pg8395-images.html link]); the stories originally appeared with the exotic and surreal illustrations of [[Sidney Sime]], which can be viewed at the "Monster Brains" blog ([https://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2011/06/sidney-sime.html link]); both the stories and the illustrations were among Lovecraft's inspirations.
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=== Notes ===
 
=== Notes ===
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[[Category:Fiction]]
 
[[Category:Fiction]]
 
[[Category:Fiction:Dunsany]]
 
[[Category:Fiction:Dunsany]]
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Summary

A sequel to "Idle Days on the Yann (fiction)" and A Shop in Go-By Street (fiction), in which the Poet (Lord Dunsany) returns to the Land of Dream a third time after finding the door to the Land of Dream again after seeing the Shop on Go-By Street while boating on the River Thames. He visits the Witch and her cat again, and finds his way to Perdondaris on the River Yann where he visits the titular Avenger of Perdondaris, who slew the beast that destroyed the city in the first story. The story nearly ends in disaster when the Poet, tiring of the Dream, attempts to leave via the wrong door.


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A sequel to "Idle Days on the Yann" and "A Shop in Go-By Street", in which the Poet (Lord Dunsany) returns to the Land of Dream a third time after finding the door to the Land of Dream again after seeing the Shop on Go-By Street while boating on the River Thames. He visits the Witch and her cat again, and finds his way to Perdondaris on the River Yann where he visits the titular Avenger of Perdondaris, who slew the beast that destroyed the city in the first story. The story nearly ends in disaster when the Poet, tiring of the Dream, attempts to leave via the wrong door; just as he had traveled through time to arrive at a later date in the Dreamlands in the previous story, the wrong door opens on a post-apocalyptic future in the Waking world; the Poet is able to return to the Dreamlands and, after an argument with the Witch and her cat, eventually returns to his right time, relieved to have returned to the waking world.


Associated Mythos Elements

Characters: Lord Dunsany (as the Poet/Dreamer), Singanee, Captain of the Bird of the River

Creatures: Dreamlanders and Dreamers, Human Cultists, Cats, mysterious monsters are hinted at but do not appear on screen

Tomes and Artifacts:

Locations: Dreamlands, River Yann

Campaigns / Scenarios: Dreamlands


Loose Threads and CLUFFS

From Solar System Heritage: "Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination: [Pulp] literature is prone to these little tantalising snippets, delightful digressions, frustratingly not followed up, which tempt one to wonder at unanswered questions."

  • Numerous - the story is filled with hints at peculiar and exotic cities, peoples, customs, and creatures which are never explored in the story. Dunsany follows up on a couple of these fragments in the sequels, but the sequels present more new mysteries than they clear up. See River Yann for a sample.
  • Dunsany's Dream tales, especially the sequels, also hint in conversations at the mysterious mechanics of Dream, which likewise leave more questions than they answer; see Dreaming for details.


Keeper Comments

  • Dunsany's Dreamlands stories are a slightly different "flavor" of Dreamlands story from Lovecraft's, being somewhat less terrifying (though hints of horror and Weirdness are still present) and more ethereal and playful; many critics find Dunsany's Dreamlands stories to be superior to Lovecraft's, and Keepers may find Dunsany's tales to be a great source of inspiration for Dreamlands tone, atmosphere, and stories.
  • Dunsany's description of the River Yann and its surroundings suggest some excellent settings for strange Dream adventures, offering plenty of unanswered questions that can serve as "hooks" for entire scenarios and campaigns.


References

Links

Link to outside reviews or helpful pages.

  • Archived with its two sequels as Beyond the Fields We Know in the collection Tales of Three Hemispheres by Lord Dunsany in ebook format by Project Gutenberg: (link)
  • Dunsany's "The Gods of Pegana (fiction)" is similar in tone, and also archived at Project Gutenberg (link); the stories originally appeared with the exotic and surreal illustrations of Sidney Sime, which can be viewed at the "Monster Brains" blog (link); both the stories and the illustrations were among Lovecraft's inspirations.


Notes