The Oxford Book of Fantasy Storie

The Oxford Book of Fantasy Storie

Book (09 Mar 1995) | English

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Synopsis

Stories of the unreal, of trolls and werewolves, spells and sorcerers and magic lands, have been part of the human psyche for as long as records have been kept. In the present century, far from being outdated by the rise of technology and science fiction, fantasy has once more become a major literary genre expressive of the deepest feelings about humanity and its relation to the natural world.;Tom Shippey, editor of the companion "Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories", brings together 31 short fantasy stories from the last years of the 19th century to the immediate present. The anthology shows both the development of the fantasy genre over time and the range of individual talents it has embraced, from Lord Dunsany and H.P. Lovecraft, through John Buchan, Mervyn Peake, Larry Niven and Angela Carter, to the latest creations of Tanith Lee, Lucius Shepard and Terry Pratchett.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780192823984
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.0876608091
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 499
Weight: 353g
Height: 190mm
Width: 120mm
Spine width: 28mm