An old woman who spends her days scrubbing the floors might be an unlikely damsel in distress, but Lord Dunsany proves once again his mastery of the fantastical. The Charwoman's Shadow is a beautiful tale of a sorcerer's apprentice who discovers his master's nefarious usage of stolen shadows, and vows to save the charwoman from her slavery.
"Lord Dunsany is the great grandfather of us all."
Winner of the National Book Award,
Nebula Award, and World Fantasy Award
"Lord Dunsany is the fountainhead of all twentieth-century fantasy. He was certainly the finest inventor of titles ever to grace English Literature."
Author of The Gilded Chain
"How wonderful that Del Rey is bringing back The Charwoman's Shadow and The King of Elfland's Daughter for readers, new and old alike, to discover them anew. It will be a delight to read it for the first time again."
--DENNIS L. MCKIERNAN
Author the Hèl's Crucible duology
"No one can understand modern fantasy without understanding its roots, and Lord Dunsany's work is immensely significant as well as enjoyable, even today."