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Encyclopedia > The Fourth Book of Jorkens
Title The Fourth Book of Jorkens

Dust-jacket for The Fourth Book of Jorkens by Lord Dunsany
Author Lord Dunsany
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Jorkens
Genre(s) fantasy short stories
Publisher Jarrolds
Released 1947
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 176 pp
ISBN NA
Preceded by Jorkens Has a Large Whiskey
Followed by Jorkens Borrows Another Whiskey

The Fourth Book of Jorkens is a collection of fantasy short stories by author Lord Dunsany. It was first published by Jarrolds in 1947. It was the fourth collection of Dunsany's Jorkens tales to be published. Best known as Lord Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (July 24, 1878–October 25, 1957) was an Irish writer and dramatist notable for his work in fantasy and horror. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other definitions of fantasy see fantasy (psychology). ... This article is in need of attention. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) book is bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth or heavy paper) and a stitched spine. ... For other definitions of fantasy see fantasy (psychology). ... This article is in need of attention. ... Best known as Lord Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (July 24, 1878–October 25, 1957) was an Irish writer and dramatist notable for his work in fantasy and horror. ... -1...


Contents

The Fourth Book of Jorkens contains the following tales:

  1. "Making Fine Weather"
  2. "Mgamu"
  3. "The Haunting of Jalahanstown"
  4. "The Pale-Green Image"
  5. "Jorkens Leaves Prison"
  6. "The Warning"
  7. "The Sacred City of Krakovlitz"
  8. "Jorkens Practices Medicine and Magic"
  9. "Jarton's Disease"
  10. "On the Other Side of the Sun"
  11. "The Rebuff"
  12. "Jorkens' Ride"
  13. "The Secret of the Sphinx"
  14. "The Khamseen"
  15. "The Expulsion"
  16. "The Welcome"
  17. "By Command of Pharoah"
  18. "A Cricket Problem"
  19. "A Life's Work"
  20. "The Ingratiating Smile"
  21. "The Last Bull"
  22. "The Strange Drug of Dr. Caber"
  23. "A Deal with the Devil"
  24. "Strategy at the Billiards Club"
  25. "Jorkens in Witch Wood"
  26. "Lost"
  27. "The English Magnifico"
  28. "The Cleverness of Dr. Caber"
  29. "Fairy Gold"
  30. "A Royal Dinner"
  31. "A Fight With Knives"
  32. "Out West"
  33. "In a Dim Room"
Dust-jacket illustration by Ronald Clyne for the first US edition of The Fourth Book of Jorkens by Lord Dunsany
Dust-jacket illustration by Ronald Clyne for the first US edition of The Fourth Book of Jorkens by Lord Dunsany

Reprints

  • Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1948 (3,118 copies).

References

  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc., 31-32. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd., 31. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 48-49. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., 67-68. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4. 

 
 

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