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A Wizard of Earthsea
AuthorUrsula K. Le Guin
IllustratorRuth Robbins
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe Earthsea Cycle
GenreFantasy novel
PublisherParnassus Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)

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Followed byThe Tombs of Atuan 

A Wizard of Earthsea, written in 1968, is the first of a series of books that are written by Ursula K. Le Guin and set in the fantasy world called Earthsea. The series is about a wizard named Ged. This book won the 1979 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.

A mini-series based on A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan was created on the Sci Fi Channel. Le Guin has said that she was not happy with the mini-series.[1]


  1. Le Guin, Ursula (December 16, 2004). "A Whitewashed Earthsea - How the Sci Fi Channel wrecked my books.". Retrieved 2007-08-16. 

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