A Short History of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn,Edward James PDF

By Farah Mendlesohn,Edward James

ISBN-10: 1907471669

ISBN-13: 9781907471667

Some of the earliest books ever written, together with The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, take care of monsters, marvels, amazing voyages, and magic, and this style, referred to as fable, remained an important a part of ecu literature in the course of the upward push of the trendy realist novel. Tracing the historical past of delusion from the earliest years via to the origins of recent myth within the twentieth century, this account discusses contributions decade through decade—from Tolkien’s Lord of the earrings trilogy and Lewis’s Narnia books within the Nineteen Fifties to J. okay. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. It also discusses and explains fantasy’s carrying on with and turning out to be popularity.

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