Lord Dunsany letter to Katherine Marie Cornelia Brégy

Biographical and Historical Notes

Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957)

Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957), is best known for composing fantasy works that inspired authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Dunsany’s first play was performed at the Abbey Theatre and his stage shows were highly regarded in England and America as well. Dunsany's other literary contributions include short stories and poetry. Although he is considered a writer of the Irish Literary Renaissance and knew the main figures of the movement, Dunsany was a British subject who associated primarily with the British aristocracy.


"Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed February 15, 2007).

Locher, Frances C. (ed.). Contemporary Authors. Volume 104. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. p. 130.

Scope and Content Note

This is a letter from Lord Dunsany to writer Katherine Marie Cornelia Bré́gy. There is a heading above the date: "On a train." He notes that he is "...now heading for New Orleans... ."