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A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

by Ursula K. Le Guin

To me a novel can be as beautiful as any symphony, as beautiful as the sea.


Sources

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Cummins, Elizabeth. Understanding Ursula K. Le Guin. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1990.

Excerpts from A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA by Ursula K. Le Guin. Copyright © 1968, 1996 by The Inter-Vivos Trust for the Le Guin Children. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Acknowledgments

Writer: Michael Dirda

Series Editor: Molly Thomas-Hicks for the National Endowment for the Arts

Graphic Design for PDF files: Fletcher Design/Washington, DC

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