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A Short History of Fantasy
Exact title of book
A Short History of Fantasy
Book author
Farah Mendlesohn
Libri Publishing Ltd
Oct 01, 2012
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Some of the earliest books ever written, including The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an essential part of European literature through the rise of the modern realist novel. Tracing the history of fantasy from the earliest years through to the origins of modern fantasy in the 20th century, this account discusses contributions decade by decadefrom Tolkiens Lord of the Rings trilogy and Lewiss Narnia books in the 1950s to J. K.

Rowlings Harry Potter series. It also discusses and explains fantasys continuing and growing popularity.

About book author

Mendlesohn is a reader in science fiction and fantasy literature at Middlesex University, a former reviews editor for Quaker Studies, and the author of Rhetorics of Fantasy. She is the recipient of the Hugo Award for Best Related Book. Edward James is a professor of medieval history at University College in Dublin, Ireland, and the author of Britain in the First Millennium From Romans to Normans and Europes Barbarians AD 200600.

He is the recipient of the Eaton Award for best criticad Lewiss Narnia books in the 1950s to J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter series.

It also discusses and explains fantasys continuing and growing popularity.

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