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The Sandman #03: Dream Country

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Publisher Comments:

Dream Country is the third volume in the story of The Sandman.

The four short stories in Dream Country all revolve around ancient and near-forgotten myths. The acclaimed story "A Midsummer Night's Dream," in which William Shakespeare puts on a play for the Faerie folk and for the Sandman, won the 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, the first such honor bestowed upon a comic book. Also includes Gaiman's own script for the story "Calliope," in which a frustrated writer holds a Muse named Calliope hostage.

Review:

"One of [Neil] Gaiman's personal favorites is the story of Shakespeare's performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for the Sandman and the Fairy Queen. This issue [collected in Dream Country] won the 1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, an honor usually reserved for works of prose fiction. This, said Gaiman, 'put one more nail in the coffin of the idea that comics are for children and sub-literates.'" San Diego Union-Tribune

Review:

"Neil's Sandman work is on a par with great literature. I remember finishing issues of Sandman and just sitting there trying to catch my breath, saying, 'What a ride this guy has taken me on.' And I'd add, 'how brilliantly clever'....In each generation there are a small number of talents who do the seminal work that influences everyone else. Neil is one of those talents." Harlan Ellison, author of Edgeworks

Review:

"Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals and I say it's about time." Norman Mailer

Review:

"Neil Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium." Stephen King

Synopsis:

Dreams of writers, fairies, felines, and unemployed immortals take center stage in this collection of Sandman stories.

Synopsis:

This exquisite and enchanting volume provides easy entry for newcomers to Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and to comics. Inside are the dreams of writers, fairies, felines, and unemployed immortals, and the World Fantasy Award-winning tale "A Midsummer-Night's Dream," which spotlights an unusual performance of William Shakespeare's play. Eighth printing. Graphic novel format. Mature readers.

Description:

Written by Neil Gaiman; art by Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Colleen Doran, and Malcolm Jones, III; cover by Dave McKean

Table of Contents

Calliope; A dream of a thousand cats; A midsummer night's dream; Facade.

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slavetowhim, August 24, 2006 (view all comments by slavetowhim)
When my friend recommended this series of graphic novels, I confess I balked--me, read a comic book? This was the issue she used to convince me to read it--even though she made me start with volume one, I really wanted to read The Midsummer Night's Dream, which was more imaginative and fun than I had hoped for. In this book, we see Marlowe and Shakespeare as characters who talk to the series's main character Morpheus, or Dream, and are able to strike deals with him. In the Midsummer Night's Dream, we see Shakespeare's acting troop perform for an audience of Morpheus's summoning--not Shakespeare's average human crowd.

This is a must-read for fans of Shakespeare's play. But I urge you--start with volume one. You won't be sorry.
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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
A collection of shorter stories. I really love "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563890161
Editor:
Hill, Michael
Publisher:
Vertigo
Illustrator:
Jones, Kelley
Illustrator:
Vess, Charles
Editor:
Hill, Michael
Author:
Jones, Malcolm
Author:
Jones, Kelley
Author:
Vess, Charles
Author:
Erickson, Steve
Author:
Doran, Colleen
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Horror comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2nd
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sandman Collected Library
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
September 1991
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.17x6.66x.35 in. .55 lbs.

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"Review" by , "One of [Neil] Gaiman's personal favorites is the story of Shakespeare's performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for the Sandman and the Fairy Queen. This issue [collected in Dream Country] won the 1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, an honor usually reserved for works of prose fiction. This, said Gaiman, 'put one more nail in the coffin of the idea that comics are for children and sub-literates.'"
"Review" by , "Neil's Sandman work is on a par with great literature. I remember finishing issues of Sandman and just sitting there trying to catch my breath, saying, 'What a ride this guy has taken me on.' And I'd add, 'how brilliantly clever'....In each generation there are a small number of talents who do the seminal work that influences everyone else. Neil is one of those talents."
"Review" by , "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals and I say it's about time."
"Review" by , "Neil Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium."
"Synopsis" by , Dreams of writers, fairies, felines, and unemployed immortals take center stage in this collection of Sandman stories.
"Synopsis" by , This exquisite and enchanting volume provides easy entry for newcomers to Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and to comics. Inside are the dreams of writers, fairies, felines, and unemployed immortals, and the World Fantasy Award-winning tale "A Midsummer-Night's Dream," which spotlights an unusual performance of William Shakespeare's play. Eighth printing. Graphic novel format. Mature readers.
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