About this site


The Isolate Tower is a compendium of information regarding the people, places & things of Earthsea, created by Ursula Le Guin

The Isolate Tower houses 975 glossary entries, 87 words in the dictionary, 80 timeline events, 16 links & 4 factfiles/character profiles (20 January 2006). Compilation is currently ongoing

Material derives from A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind, The Wind's Twelve Quarters & Tales from Earthsea

Except where otherwise stated, the editions cited are:

A Wizard of Earthsea: Puffin Books (UK), 1971
The Tombs of Atuan
: Puffin Books (UK), 1971
The Farthest Shore:
Puffin Books (UK), 1974
Tehanu: in The Earthsea Quartet: Penguin Books, 1993
The Other Wind:
Orion Children's Books, 2003
The Wind's Twelve Quarters:
Victor Gollancz, 2000
Tales from Earthsea
: Orion Children's Books, 2002

The site was created out of a deep love & respect for the works of Ursula Le Guin. Earthsea and its inhabitants were created by Ursula Le Guin, and no infringement of her copyright is intended in this fan site. Unless otherwise stated, all original content was originated by The Espresso Addict, and may not be reproduced without her permission

Title graphics show details from Land's End, Cornwall, by Thomas Creswick (1842)

The Espresso Addict

20 January 2006