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The Book of Imaginary Beings (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Jorge Luis Borges
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PublisherPenguin Classics
Release Date2006-09-26 (added to CC 9 May 2015)
Amazon Sales Rank86,864
In a perfect pairing of talent, this volume blends twenty illustrations by Peter Ss with Jorge Luis Borges's 1957 compilation of 116 "strange creatures conceived through time and space by the human imagination," from dragons and centaurs to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and the Morlocks of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine. A lavish feast of exotica brought vividly to life with art commissioned specifically for this volume, The Book of Imaginary Beings will delight readers of classic fantasy as well as Borges's many admirers.

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