History Creator / LloydAlexander

30th Dec '17 12:21:41 PM dlchen145
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Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was an American writer of children's fantasy novels, best known for the HighFantasy ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. Other works include ''The Arkadians'', ''Literature/TimeCat'', ''Literature/TheGoldenDreamOfCarloChuchio'', ''The Illyrian Adventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.

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Lloyd Chudley Alexander (1924-2007) (January 30, 1924 May 17, 2007) was an American writer of children's fantasy novels, best known for the HighFantasy ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. Other works include ''The Arkadians'', ''Literature/TimeCat'', ''Literature/TheGoldenDreamOfCarloChuchio'', ''The Illyrian Adventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.
24th Nov '17 7:35:47 AM Roo
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Most of the books, though ''The IronRing'' stands out.
24th Nov '17 7:31:03 AM Roo
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* GuileHero: Most of Alexanders work will feature at least one of these, sometimes as a main protagonist and sometimes as an important supporting character.

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* GuileHero: Most of Alexanders Alexander's work will feature at least one of these, sometimes as a main protagonist and sometimes as an important supporting character.
24th Nov '17 3:57:32 AM Roo
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* WarIsHell: A very common theme in the books. While you do get a few characters who go on about glory in battle, many a young Alexander protagonist discovers too late that war is ''not'' great or glorious.

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* WarIsHell: A very common theme in the books. While you do get a few characters who go on about glory in battle, and fighting is sometimes portrayed as a necessary, many a young Alexander protagonist discovers too late that war is ''not'' great or glorious.
24th Nov '17 3:55:56 AM Roo
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* {{Pride}}: A very common FatalFlaw in characters from Alexander's works. A ''lot'' of trouble could have been avoided if the hero or heroin hadn't allowed their pride to overcome their rational thinking, and quite a few antagonists meet their downfall because they're too proud to see that they're headed for the fall.

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* {{Pride}}: A very common FatalFlaw in characters from Alexander's works. A ''lot'' of trouble could have been avoided if the hero or heroin heroine hadn't allowed their pride to overcome their rational thinking, and quite a few antagonists meet their downfall because they're too proud to see that they're headed for the fall.
24th Nov '17 3:55:27 AM Roo
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* {{Pride}}: A very common FatalFlaw in characters from Alexander's works. A ''lot'' of trouble could have been avoided if the hero or heroin hadn't allowed their pride to overcome their rational thinking, and quite a few antagonists meet their downfall because they're too proud to see that they're headed for the fall.


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* WarIsHell: A very common theme in the books. While you do get a few characters who go on about glory in battle, many a young Alexander protagonist discovers too late that war is ''not'' great or glorious.
20th Nov '17 7:31:43 AM Roo
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* ActionGirl: A staple of Alexander's writing. Most of his female protagoinists fall under this trope in some way or another; even the ones who don't show much prowess of the battlefield tend to be {{Plucky Girl}}s with more wits and courage than most of the male characters.


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* GuileHero: Most of Alexanders work will feature at least one of these, sometimes as a main protagonist and sometimes as an important supporting character.
20th Dec '16 8:32:33 PM Xtifr
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Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was an American writer of children's fantasy novels, best known for the HighFantasy ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''. Other works include ''The Arkadians'', ''Literature/TimeCat'', ''Literature/TheGoldenDreamOfCarloChuchio'', ''The Illyrian Adventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.

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Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was an American writer of children's fantasy novels, best known for the HighFantasy ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''.''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. Other works include ''The Arkadians'', ''Literature/TimeCat'', ''Literature/TheGoldenDreamOfCarloChuchio'', ''The Illyrian Adventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.



* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''

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* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''
28th Jun '16 1:38:56 AM PaulA
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Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was an American writer of children's fantasy novels, best known for the HighFantasy ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''. Other works include ''The Arkadians'', ''Literature/TimeCat'', ''Literature/TheGoldenDreamOfCarloChuchio'', ''Literature/TheIllyrianAdventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.

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Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was an American writer of children's fantasy novels, best known for the HighFantasy ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''. Other works include ''The Arkadians'', ''Literature/TimeCat'', ''Literature/TheGoldenDreamOfCarloChuchio'', ''Literature/TheIllyrianAdventure'' ''The Illyrian Adventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.



* ''Literature/TheIllyrianAdventure''
28th Jun '16 1:35:25 AM PaulA
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* CatsAreMean: Averted without fail. Any cat that shows up in a Lloyd Alexander book is going to be portrayed in a positive light, and will be either one of the protagonists of the story or ultimately end upon the side of the protagonist.

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** ''The First Two Lives of Lukas Kasha'' ends with the main character saving the day, learning his lesson and being very violently torn from all the friends he's made over the course of the book including [[WillTheyOrWontThey the girl he may or may not have fallen in love with]], along with any influence he may have had over that world. Instead, he is sent back to his home where everyone thinks he's a worthless layabout and no one believes he was almost a king, and a good one at that. He leaves the town in order to spend his entire life searching for a way to get back into Abidon.
** ''The Rope Trick'' ends with the characters very narrowly escaping the bad guy's clutches, the main character finally accomplishing the thing she's been trying to do all novel, and entering a land of peace. The bitter part? None of them know if they're alive, dead, or nonexistent.
* CatsAreMean: Averted without fail. Any cat that shows up in a Lloyd Alexander book is going to be portrayed in a positive light, and will be either one of the protagonists of the story or ultimately end upon the side of the protagonist. protagonist.
** In ''The Cat Who Wished To Be A Man'', the cat, Lionel, begs his master (a wizard who gave him speech in the first place) to turn him into a human. Lionel is one of the kindest, nicest, and most generous humans in the book, especially compared to the villainous and tyrannical local ruler, bent on bleeding the town dry with outrageous taxes and fines.
** All the stories in the short-story collection ''The Town Cats And Other Tales'' star heroic and helpful cats (several of whom are pitted against foolish, JerkAss humans and come out on top).


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* KindheartedCatLover: The title character of ''The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian''. He rescues a white cat from men accusing it of being a witch and when it follows him, he names it Presto. Sebastian is a very affectionate owner, giving Presto all sorts of silly nicknames (such as "His Most Excellent Catliness" and "Duke of Gauli-Mauli") and making jestful (but somewhat sincere) promises like gifts of silk pillows and gold saucers. Presto himself is a very intelligent cat and helps Sebastian any way he can and in surprising ways.
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