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A Brief History of Gnolls: Anthropophagy and Emeralds from Wales to Wisconsin and Beyond (revised and expanded 2nd edition)

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A Brief History of Gnolls: Anthropophagy and Emeralds from Wales to Wisconsin and Beyond traces the history of the title fantasy creatures in literature and gaming, from when they were first introduced nearly a century ago up through the present.

Features of this unique and entertaining volume include two entertaining quasi-academic essays by writer Paul Haynie that examine the literary history of Gnolls; an appendix containing the 1912 Lord Dunsany short story that first introduces the creatures in question; and illustrations by artists Jon Kaufman and Sidney Sime.

A Brief History of Gnolls is the first in a series of similar books that will be devoted to other sorts of fantasy creatures with origins in folklore and literature, such as Orcs, Ogres, Goblins, and Trolls.

 
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April 29th, 2014
Having always liked Gnolls for some odd reason, I eagerly delved into this publication! I found this most excellent and to quote another reviewer.. fun as well! Kudos to the author for this. Well done! [...]
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March 13th, 2010
Gnolls are one of my favorite fantasy bad guys, and this PDF traces their origins from a parody of a 19th century Welsh rugby team to OD&D gnome/troll hybrids to fungoid ghouls to cannibalistic hyena-men. That's right, gnolls aren't based on any known [...]
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February 6th, 2009
I found this to be very informative in regards to the origins of Gnolls. It was very clear in writing style and I found myself able to dip in and out very easily (since I was following the better half around on a shopping spree and was reading it on my [...]
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June 13th, 2008
I expected A Brief History of Gnolls to be an interesting read, and it is. But more than that it's FUN. Much more than just a brief review of the creature itself, this piece takes a close look at references to gnolls in fiction and the gaming world and [...]
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Pages
36
Publisher Stock #
SKP E 1106
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19.22 MB
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December 31, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on March 04, 2008.
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Skirmisher Publishing
Skirmisher Publishing
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