The Fantastic Imagination: An Anthology of High Fantasy

The Fantastic Imagination An Anthology of High Fantasy Contents The Elves by Johann Ludwig TieckThe Sword of Welleran by Lord DunsanyThe Light Princess by George MacDonaldThe Grove of Ashtaroth by John BuchanThe Music from behind the Moon by James Branch

  • Title: The Fantastic Imagination: An Anthology of High Fantasy
  • Author: Robert H.Boyer Kenneth J. Zahorski
  • ISBN: 9780380009565
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Contents The Elves by Johann Ludwig TieckThe Sword of Welleran by Lord DunsanyThe Light Princess by George MacDonaldThe Grove of Ashtaroth by John BuchanThe Music from behind the Moon by James Branch CabellThe Accommodating Circumstance by Frank R StocktonThe Peach Tree by H E BatesThe Loquacious Goblin by Alexander GrinRiddles in the Dark by J R R TolkienThe MagiciaContents The Elves by Johann Ludwig TieckThe Sword of Welleran by Lord DunsanyThe Light Princess by George MacDonaldThe Grove of Ashtaroth by John BuchanThe Music from behind the Moon by James Branch CabellThe Accommodating Circumstance by Frank R StocktonThe Peach Tree by H E BatesThe Loquacious Goblin by Alexander GrinRiddles in the Dark by J R R TolkienThe Magician s Book by C S LewisThe Dufflepuds Made Happy by C S LewisThe Tall One by Mark Van DorenThe Foundling by Lloyd AlexanderCome Lady Death by Peter S BeagleThe Rule of Names by Ursula K Le GuinBeliard by Sylvia Townsend Warner

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    1. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this gem in a used book store!! It features some truly wonderful short stories.As a fan of Lord Dunsany, I particularly loved The Swords of Welleran. Other standouts for me were The Light Princess by George MacDonald, The Foundling by Lloyd Alexander (I am a HUGE Prydain fan), and Come Lady Death by Peter S. Beagle. I love Sylvia Townsend Warner, but was disappointed by her story. Still, I loved the inclusion of two female authors to cap off the otherwise male-dominat [...]

    2. Pretty solid collection of fantasy stories, thoughtfully presented as kind of a historical overview of the genre. It starts out with 19th-century stories that are more like proto-fantasy, dealing with elves and fairies and such. Then it moves on to 20th century "high fantasy." Good stuff all around, including some authors I didn't really know.

    3. A really great collection of fantasy stories old and some modern, and it was a great introduction to writers I had never read before. It was also exciting because it had George Macdonald's "The Light Princess" and selections from C.S.Lewis's "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" as well as the chapter"Riddles In the Dark" from The Hobbit.

    4. This book was alright. Kind of disappointing because the short stories from J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis were actually excerpts from their respective books, and I bought the book because I recognized those authors. However, the new stories I read were good - some better than others. Overall it was worth the 50 cents I paid for it at the thrift store.

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