A Short History of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn,Edward James

By Farah Mendlesohn,Edward James

Some of the earliest books ever written, together with The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, care for monsters, marvels, awesome voyages, and magic, and this style, referred to as myth, remained an important a part of eu literature during the upward push of the fashionable realist novel. Tracing the background of delusion from the earliest years via to the origins of recent myth within the twentieth century, this account discusses contributions decade by way of decade—from Tolkien’s Lord of the earrings trilogy and Lewis’s Narnia books within the Fifties to J. okay. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. It also discusses and explains fantasy’s carrying on with and transforming into popularity.

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