A Short History of Fantasy

A Short History of Fantasy

Revised and updated edition

Paperback (01 Oct 2012) | English

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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 decade-from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and Lewis's Narnia books in the 1950s to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It also discusses and explains fantasy's continuing and growing popularity.

Book information

ISBN: 9781907471667
Publisher: Libri Publishing
Imprint: Libri Publishing
Pub date:
Edition: Revised and updated edition
DEWEY: 809.38766
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 285
Weight: 456g
Height: 216mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 19mm