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Tales before Tolkien : the roots of modern fantasy

Author: Douglas A Anderson
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of twenty-two classic fantasy tales notes their connection to Tolkien's early works and includes such pieces as George MacDonald's "The Golden Key," Andrew Lang's "The Story of Sigurd," and E.A. Wyke-Smith's "Golithos the Ogre."
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Anderson
ISBN: 0345458567 9780345458568
OCLC Number: 826416205
Description: 517 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Elves / Ludwig Tieck --
Golden key / George MacDonald --
Puss-cat mew / E.H. Knatchbull-Hugessen --
Griffin and the minor canon / Frank R. Stockton --
Demon pope / Richard Garnett --
Story of Sigurd / retold by Andrew Lang --
Folk of the mountain door / William Morris --
Black heart and white heart: a Zulu idyll / H. Rider Haggard --
Dragon tamers / E. Nesbit --
Far Islands / John Buchan --
Drawn arrow / Clemence Housman --
Enchanted buffalo / L. Frank Baum --
Chu-bu and Sheemish / Lord Dunsany --
Baumoff explosive / William Hope Hodgson --
Regent of the north / Kenneth Morris --
Coming of the terror / Arthur Machen --
Elf trap / Francis Stevens --
Thin queen of Elfhame / James Branch Cabell --
Woman of the wood / A. Merritt --
Golithos the ogre / E.A. Wyki-Smith --
Christmas play / David Lindsay.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas A. Anderson.

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A collection of twenty-two classic fantasy tales notes their connection to Tolkien's early works and includes such pieces as George MacDonald's "The Golden Key," Andrew Lang's "The Story of Sigurd," and E.A. Wyke-Smith's "Golithos the Ogre."

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