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A Wizard of Earthsea / by Ursula LeGuin ; illustrations by Ruth Robbins.

By: Le Guin, Ursula K, 1929-2018 [author.].
Contributor(s): Robbins, Ruth [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Earthsea ; 1.Publisher: London : Gollancz, 1971Description: 191 p. : map ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0140304770; 0575007176; 9780141354910 .Subject(s): Quests (Expeditions) -- Children's fiction | Wizards -- Children's fiction | Earthsea (Imaginary place) -- Children's fiction | Magic -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction.Summary: The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest - and surely the greatest voyager - is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him - with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.
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The first book of Earthsea is a tale of wizards, dragons and terrifying shadows. The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest - and surely the greatest voyager - is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him - with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.

Originally published, Berkeley: Parnassus Press, 1968; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971.

Also published: Harmondsworth ; Ringwood, Vic. : Puffin, 1971 (reprinted 1987)

Also published: London : Puffin, 2016.

The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest - and surely the greatest voyager - is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him - with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.

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