Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula Le Guin's

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A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.
 

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Arguably one of the canonical writers of American science fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1929, the daughter of Alfred L. and Theodora Kroeber. After earning an A.B. degree from Radcliffe College and an A.M. from Columbia University, Le Guin was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 1953. The genre formerly classified as 'science fiction' has become divided into sub-genres, such as fantasy, realistic fiction, alternative history, and other categories. Le Guin resists classifying her own work in any one area, saying that some of it may be called 'science fiction', while other writings may be considered 'realist' and still others 'magical realism' (her term). Le Guin is one of the few writers whose works (which include poetry and short fiction) can be found in public libraries' collections for children, young adults, and adults. Le Guin's published works include a novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, that won an American Library Association Notable Book citation, a Horn Book Honor List citation, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1979. She has been nominated several times for the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award--the highest honors in science fiction/fantasy writing--and has won both awards. Her Earthsea Trilogy is a mainstay of libraries' fantasy fiction collections. Le Guin married Charles Alfred Le Guin on December 22, 1953. They live in Portland, Ore.
 
Published January 1, 1975 by Penguin Book.
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In this pursuit Ged releases something from out-of-this-world, a dark shadow whose name nobody knows, and ends up being pursued and the pursuing it to the farthest shores of the world and beyond, and in this process discovering Great Truths about nature of the world, and his own humanity.

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In Giant Bones, Beagle returns to the world he created in The Innkeeper's Song for a sequence of short works, as does Le Guin with Earthsea, but even more interesting are their storytelling methods: both assume an unhurried, meandering approach in their writing, allowing their characters' tales t...

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Strange Horizons

Nevertheless, because of the differences between Tehanu and the original trilogy, readers who hold Earthsea in their imaginations may well be looking at the release of Tales from Earthsea with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation, especially since Le Guin explicitly stated (a statement that ...

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