Genre : Children's stories, English
Publisher : HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN_10 : 0007382162
Copyright Year : 2010-10-28
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Three best-loved contemporary classics for boys: 'Elidor', 'The Sword in the Stone' and 'The Phantom Tollbooth' in a gorgeous slipcased gift set.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781788286541
Copyright Year : 2017-07-31
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Epic romances, fearsome dragons and alien worlds lie between the pages of this volume. Containing more than 35 stories from the early masters of fantasy literature, the narratives here transport the reader to alternate worlds where magic abounds, cosmic terrors lie around the corner and intrepid heroes fight for justice. Drawing inspiration from Norse, Japanese and Chinese mythology as well as from traditional fairytales and modern fears, the authors collected here span the breadth of the genre. Including tales from William Morris, H. G. Wells, Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft amongst others, they demonstrate the plethora of imaginative literature that was written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of these tales were foundational works, bringing ideas of the supernatural into the mainstream, and through their efforts creating entirely new genres. Before Tolkien, there were many writers embracing the realm of fantastic fiction. The man responsible for its origin was George MacDonald (1824-1905), a Calvinist minister and Celtic scholar, who wrote the first true fantasy novel. He was followed by a number of imaginative successors at the end of the 19th century, including H. G. Wells, Arthur Machen, and Ernest Bramah. After the end of World War I, the pulp magazines opened up the genre to a new generation of writers - particularly H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard - who provided exciting, magical and horrifying tales that fascinated a multitude of readers. By the outbreak of World War II, the outlines of the fantasy genre had been sketched out by these pioneers, and an entirely new type of fiction had been created. This collection includes stories by: Robert E. Howard H. P. Lovecraft G. G. Pendarves H. G. Wells William Morris Lafcadio Hearn Abraham Merritt Arthur Machen Ernest Bramah Robert W. Chambers George MacDonald

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780525435570
Copyright Year : 2019-07-02
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Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest. 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 sightโ€”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 whoโ€™s never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder. INCLUDING: *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 Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, and W.E.B. Du Bois *Rare treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions *New translations, including fourteen stories never before in English PLUS: *Beautifully Bizarre Creatures! *Strange New Worlds Just Beyond the Garden Path! *Fairy Folk and Their Dark Mischief! *Seriously Be Carefulโ€”Do Not Trust Those Fairies!

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ISBN_10 : 1788280768
Copyright Year : 2017-11
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This compilation of classic fantasy stories demonstrates the breadth and imagination in the genre. Ranging from the supernatural horror tales of H.P. Lovecraft to the heroic adventures of Conan the Barbarian to the magical romances of William Morris. This edition features: - The Classic Fantasy Collection encompasses the entire range of fiction within the fantasy genre, including: - The Tower of the Elephant by Robert E. Howard - The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft - The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost by H. G. Wells - The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris - The Dream of Akinosuke by Lafcadio Hearn - The People of the Pit by Abraham Merritt - The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen - The Transmutation of Ling by Ernest Bramah - The Mask by Robert W. Chambers - The Shadows by George MacDonald

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN_10 : 9780007370054
Copyright Year : 2012-04-26
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When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, heโ€™s delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find โ€“ as the label states โ€“ One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his pedal car and sets off through the Tollbooth and away on a magical journey!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN_10 : 9780007370740
Copyright Year : 2010-04-01
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The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart โ€“ ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn โ€“ who goes on to become King Arthur.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN_10 : 9781466884489
Copyright Year : 2014-10-28
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While humanity has been telling fantastic stories for millennia, fantasy fiction has only come into its own as a genre in the latter half of the twentieth century, as the works of such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard have found a wide audience. This wonderful collection celebrates fantasy's heyday with 33 masterpieces of short fiction, ranging from 1940s stories by L. Sprague de Camp, H.L.Gold, Fritz Leiber, and Manly Wade Wellman to more recent tales by such towering modern talents as Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, James P. Blaylock Suzy McKee Charnas, John Crowley, Tanith Lee, Michael Swanwick, Judith Tarr, Howard Waldrop, Jane Yolen, and Roger Zelazny. Just as Gardner Dozois's Modern Classics of Science Fiction has helped longtime fans and new readers alike discover the genre's finest short stories, so too shall this anthology allow readers to find in one volume more than two dozen masterworks of fantasy.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN_10 : 9780007457823
Copyright Year : 2011-09-30
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The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure. A timeless classic.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN_10 : 9780007388769
Copyright Year : 2013-08-15
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The much-loved classic, finally in ebook. Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David, four Manchester children, are led into Elidor, a twilight world almost destroyed by fear and darkness.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN_10 : 9780007380466
Copyright Year : 2012-06-28
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Partly autobiographical, this is first of the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War

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