The Big Book of Classic Fantasy

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Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer: The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Paperback, 2019, Vintage)

6.95 x 1.45 x 9.13 inches, 848 pages

English language

Published July 2, 2019 by Vintage.

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Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight--on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient woods. Other worlds, talking animals, fairies, goblins, demons, tricksters, and mystics: these are the elements that populate a rich literary tradition that spans the globe. A work composed both of careful scholarship and fantastic fun, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy is essential reading for anyone who's never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder.


Stories by pillars of the genre like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, L. Frank Baum, Robert E. Howard, and J. R. R. Tolkien Fantastical offerings from literary giants including Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Willa …

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