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The Knight and Knave of Swords by Fritz Leiber (1990 Hardback)


£20.00

Very good condition used 1990 Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Grafton Books, London.
Author: Fritz Leiber.
ISBN: 9780246135780. ISBN: 0246135786.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 30mm d.

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The Knight and Knave of Swords by Fritz Leiber

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1990 Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Grafton Books, London.
Author: Fritz Leiber.
ISBN: 9780246135780. ISBN: 0246135786.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 30mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing to to edges, plus slight signs of handling. DJ intact spine. Dust Jacket with Mylar sleeve over very good condition blue cloth boards with gold title lettering to spine. 304 clean tanned pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Knight and Knave of Swords by Fritz Leiber:

The Knight and Knave of Swords is a fantasy short story collection by American writer Fritz Leiber, first published in 1988, featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the seventh and last volume of the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters. It contains three short stories as well as a complete novel.

The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories concern the lives of two larcenous but likable rogues as they adventure across the fantasy world of Nehwon. In The Knight and Knave of Swords the duo has settled permanently on Rime Isle with their new wives, their followers assuming the role of peaceful traders. The first two stories concentrate on this settling-in process, while the final two deal with various magical curses and afflictions suffered by the protagonists.

Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (1910 – 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert. With writers such as Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, Leiber can be regarded as one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fantasy, having coined the term.