{Read Reading} The Big Book of Classic FantasyAuthor Ann Vandermeer – Carcier.co

This book introduced me to many authors that I m now looking forward to read of I was expecting stories I may have already heard but most were new to me I especially appreciated the inclusion of several fantastic women authors Very happy to have this in my library. Gift for someone else I already have a copy. I wanted to like this book, but most of the stories are overwritten sagas lost to time, and justifiably so There are some great moments, but lots of very boring stories written by people who were not known as writers. Enjoying the read Never really exposed on the classic writers so definitely a great experience 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 sight 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 who 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 WEB 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 Careful Do Not Trust Those Fairies