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Penguin Publishing Group, 1986 - Fiction - 352 pages
In the land of Orsinia, Itale Sorde, heir to the beautiful Malafrena Valley, becomes a member of a revolutionary group and moves to the city of Krasnoy, forsaking Malafrena

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I've had this book for some time. I can't believe I never read it, since I love Leguin and have sopped up most everything she's written (well, not her fantasy). So -- I'm going to read this soon. Read full review

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The matter of this novel is unpleasant, and of course relevant. My life has been mercifully free of imprisonment, and to be a political prisoner is particularly unpleasant, I am sure. The psychology ... Read full review

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Ursula K. Le Guin was born Ursula Kroeber in Berkeley, California on October 21, 1929. She received a bachelor's degree from Radcliffe College in 1951 and a master's degree in romance literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance from Columbia University in 1952. She won a Fulbright fellowship in 1953 to study in Paris, where she met and married Charles Le Guin. Her first science-fiction novel, Rocannon's World, was published in 1966. Her other books included the Earthsea series, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia, The Lathe of Heaven, Four Ways to Forgiveness, and The Telling. A Wizard of Earthsea received an American Library Association Notable Book citation, a Horn Book Honor List citation, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1979. She received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2014. She also received the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award. She also wrote books of poetry, short stories collections, collections of essays, children's books, a guide for writers, and volumes of translation including the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu and selected poems by Gabriela Mistral. She died on January 22, 2018 at the age of 88.

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