Discover the ultimate global compendium of dragon writings, spanning from Ancient Egypt to the contemporary era. From being the harbinger of night in Africa to the formidable foe of elephants in South Asia, dragons have etched their fiery presence in the annals of human imagination. Slain by gods in Sanskrit hymns, chronicled as the Leviathan in the Book of Revelation, or lurking mysteriously in Loch Ness, these mythical creatures have left an indelible mark.

Embark on a literary journey through the ages with The Penguin Book of Dragons (Penguin Classics), an unrivalled collection that encapsulates two millennia of legends and lore. Delve into the Old English resonance of Beowulf, traverse the Elvish realms crafted by Tolkien, and join the far-flung adventures chronicled by Marco Polo. Unearth the awe-inspiring tales of the menace and majesty of dragons, breathing life into a timeless fascination that transcends cultures and epochs.

Chapters include:

  • Ancient Enemies
  • Satanic Serpents
  • Guardians of the Hoard
  • Books of Monsters

About the Author & Editor

Scott G. Bruce, the maestro behind The Penguin Book of the Undead and The Penguin Book of Hell, is also the creative mind behind three captivating books exploring the mysteries of the Abbey of Cluny. Beyond his literary pursuits, he serves as a distinguished professor of History at Fordham University in the vibrant landscape of New York City.

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