Tales From Gavagan's Bar #2020

Tales From Gavagan's Bar By L. Sprague de Camp Fletcher Pratt Tales From Gavagan s Bar The Gavagan s Bar stories fall into the genre of barroom tall tales though in this instance most of the tall tales turn out to be true or at least possibly true The authors patterned them after Lord
  • Title: Tales From Gavagan's Bar
  • Author: L. Sprague de Camp Fletcher Pratt
  • ISBN: 9780553131277
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Tales From Gavagan's Bar By L. Sprague de Camp Fletcher Pratt
    Tales From Gavagan's Bar By L. Sprague de Camp Fletcher Pratt The Gavagan s Bar stories fall into the genre of barroom tall tales, though in this instance most of the tall tales turn out to be true, or at least possibly true The authors patterned them after Lord Dunsany s Jorkens stories The Gavagan s stories are widely considered classics.Contents Preface pr Elephas Frumenti Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Win Spr 50 TheThe Gavagan s Bar stories fall into the genre of barroom tall tales, though in this instance most of the tall tales turn out to be true, or at least possibly true The authors patterned them after Lord Dunsany s Jorkens stories The Gavagan s stories are widely considered classics.Contents Preface pr Elephas Frumenti Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Win Spr 50 The Ancestral Amethyst Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Aug 52 Here, Putzi Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 More Than Skin Deep Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Apr 51 Beasts of Bourbon Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Oct 51 The Gift of God Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Win Spr 50 The Better Mousetrap Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Dec 50 No Forwarding Address Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 The Untimely Toper Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Jul 53 The Eve of St John Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 The Love Nest Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 The Stone of the Sages Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 Corpus Delectable Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 The Palimpsest of St Augustine Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 Where to, Please Gavagan s Bar ss Weird Tales Sep 52 Methought I Heard a Voice When the Night Wind Howls Gavagan s Bar ss Weird Tales Nov 51 One Man s Meat Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Sep 53 My Brother s Keeper Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 A Dime Brings You Success Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 Oh, Say Can You See Ward of the Argonaut Gavagan s Bar ss Fantastic Universe Jan 59 The Rape of the Lock Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Feb 52 Bell, Book, and Candle Gavagan s Bar ss Fantastic Universe Oct 59 All That Glitters Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 Gin Comes in Bottles Gavagan s Bar ss Tales from Gavagan s Bar, Twayne, 1953 There d Be Thousands in It Gavagan s Bar ss The Black Ball Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Oct 52 The Green Thumb Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Feb 53 Caveat Emptor Gavagan s Bar ss Weird Tales Mar 53 The Weissenbroch Spectacles Gavagan s Bar ss FSF Nov 54
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    About “L. Sprague de Camp Fletcher Pratt

    • L. Sprague de Camp Fletcher Pratt

      Lyon Sprague de Camp, Pseudonym Lyman R Lyon was an American science fiction and fantasy author and biographer In a writing career spanning fifty years he wrote over one hundred books, including novels and notable works of nonfiction, such as biographies of other important fantasy authors.He was widely regarded as an imaginative and innovative writer and was an important figure in the heyday of science fiction, from the late 1930 s through the late 1940 s.

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    • I have weakness, liking stories that occured at the same place setting in the whole most of the story e.g Alfred Hitchcock s Rear Window, or Wuxia novel Happy Hero So, when I learned that there is bar tales theme in fantasy SF, I was excited This is my second fantasy SF bar tall tales short stories anthology My first was The Draco Tavern I can t help myself comparing these two books, and with Draco Tavern DT as the reference, I must remind myself several times if I thought Draco is the sophisti [...]


    • I first read these stories when I was about 10 or 11 years old, then loaned the book to someone and never saw it again As I was passing the sci fi section in a well stocked used bookstore recently, I thought I d take a chance and, there it was, another compilation of my youth How to prepare TALES FROM GAVAGAN S BAR Take 2 jiggers of Lord Dunsany s Mr Jorkens club tales, add a snifter of the rare essence in 1950 of what we now call urban fantasy , grate some Damon Runyon to taste alternatively, O [...]


    • Welcome to Gavagan s Bar rhymes with pagan where it s always 1953, the bartender is Irish, and the drinks are never watered down Where you can rub elbows with mad inventors, dark wizards, and ancient gods masquerading as ordinary schlubs.The Gavagan s Bar stories were written by L Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt between 1950 and 1956, and were among those stories that pioneered the modern Fantasy or Science Fiction Tall Tales The idea was to write a sci fi or fantasy story as an anecdote told [...]


    • A couple of stories got a laugh A few got a chuckle Most ended with a shrug of the shoulders The illustrations are charming.


    • I really really liked this A lovely and tongue in cheek funny collection of fantastic stories The recurring characters really grew on me.


    • A charming book that stands up to repeated reading It s a collection of short stories published in the 1950s, each a tale of supernatural weirdness experienced by the patrons of Gavagan s Bar rhymes with pagan located in an unnamed U.S city that seems like New York to me On the surface, each story appears to be a typical tall tale as one would expect to hear in a pub, but the strange happenings within the bar itself cause the patrons to lend credence to each other s odd claims of fantastical ex [...]


    • The title bar seems to magnetically draw people troubled by one sort of supernatural nuisance or another dragons, were dachshunds, X ray spectacles and so on but presenting this as stories overheard by people soothing themselves with liquor turns most of them into shaggy dog tales or leaves them frustratingly unresolved I liked that the first time I read it, not so much now Very much a YMMV book, I think.


    • I read this when I was a kid I didn t understand everything in it, but I loved it Found my copy in a box looking for books for my pop sugar book challenge and so I m going to reread it Judge it as an adult.





    • One of the biggest surprises of the year for me It wasn t easy to find and required some internet grimcrackery in order to purchase, but well worth it.



    • This was a really fun collection of stories to read If you re into strange tales of the supernatural vein, this is a great choice.


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