History Creator / LloydAlexander

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.
30th Jan '16 9:34:07 PM Anddrix
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30th Jan '16 9:21:04 PM ZeldaQueen64
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** In {{The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen}}, it's implied that Prince Jen's father doesn't do much, at least partially because his corrupt chancellors perpetually keep him oblivious. Prince Jen is growing up to be the same, but when the wise man, Master Wu, enters the royal court (and evades guards who want to punish him for such a brazen act) and tells him of a utopian kingdom ruled by the wise Yuan-Ming, Jen and his father agree that Jen must go there, learn from him, and become this trope.

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** In {{The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen}}, Literature/TheRemarkableJourneyOfPrinceJen, it's implied that Prince Jen's father doesn't do much, at least partially because his corrupt chancellors perpetually keep him oblivious. Prince Jen is growing up to be the same, but when the wise man, Master Wu, enters the royal court (and evades guards who want to punish him for such a brazen act) and tells him of a utopian kingdom ruled by the wise Yuan-Ming, Jen and his father agree that Jen must go there, learn from him, and become this trope.
5th May '15 12:37:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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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'', ''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'', ''TheIllyrianAdventure'' ''Literature/TheIllyrianAdventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.



* ''TheIllyrianAdventure''

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18th Mar '14 1:25:29 AM Android2137
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* RegentForLife

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* RegentForLifeRegentForLife: Regent Grinssorg from ''The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian''. He's Regent prior to Princess Isabel's parents' deaths, but considering how he may have had a hand in that, his goal was likely this. He aimed to marry Isabel in order to cement it too.


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** In the case of Princess Isabel of ''The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian'', it wasn't that she "didn't do anything", but "couldn't do anything". Her palace staff were ordered by the corrupt Regent Grinssorg to brainwash her to brainlessness before she was old enough to assert her authority. Fortunately, she retained enough willfulness to rebel and seek help in overthrowing said regent.
18th Mar '14 1:11:45 AM Android2137
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** In {{The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen}}, it's implied that Prince Jen's father doesn't do much, at least partially because his corrupt chancellors perpetually keep him oblivious. Prince Jen is growing up to be the same, but when the wise man, Master Wu, enters the royal court (and evades guards who want to punish him for such a brazen act) and tells him of a utopian kingdom ruled by the wise Yuan-Ming, Jen and his father agree that Jen must go there, learn from him, and become this trope.
29th Aug '13 3:58:04 PM Hedgebird
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: many of his novels feature a similar quest plot and cast of characters, each set in a different one of these.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: many Many of his novels feature a similar quest plot and cast of characters, each set in a different one of these.



*** ''The El Dorado Adventure'': South America
*** ''The Drackenberg Adventure'': central Europe
*** ''The Jedera Adventure'': North Africa

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*** ''The El Dorado Adventure'': South America
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*** ''The Drackenberg Adventure'': central Europe
part Austria-Hungary, part tiny German principality
*** ''The Jedera Adventure'': North AfricaAlgeria
13th Jul '13 1:58:20 PM Hedgebird
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: many of his novels feature a similar quest plot and cast of characters, each set in a different one of these.
** The Chronicles of Prydain: Welsh mythology
** ''The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha'': Persia
** ''The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen'': ancient China
** ''The Arkadians'': ancient Greece
** ''The Iron Ring'': ancient India
** ''The Rope Trick'': Renaissance Italy
** ''The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio'': the Silk Road
** The Westmark Trilogy: 18th-19th century northwestern Europe
** The Vesper Holly Adventures:
*** ''The Illyrian Adventure'': the Ottoman Balkans
*** ''The El Dorado Adventure'': South America
*** ''The Drackenberg Adventure'': central Europe
*** ''The Jedera Adventure'': North Africa
7th Apr '13 1:48:52 AM 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'', ''TheIllyrianAdventure'' and the ''{{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'', ''TheIllyrianAdventure'' and the ''{{Westmark}}'' ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.



* ''{{Westmark}}'' trilogy

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* ''{{Westmark}}'' ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy
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