The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

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John Clute, John Grant
Macmillan, Mar 15, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 1079 pages
13 Reviews
This huge volume is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the fantasy field. Not only does it describe the genre authoritatively, but it redefines it, offering an exciting new analysis of this highly diverse and hugely popular sphere of art. With more than 4,000 entries and over one million words, this volume covers every aspect of fantasy-literature, film, television, opera, art, and comics. Written and compiled by a team of editors with unparalleled collective experience in the field, it is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the art of the fantastic. This paperback edition includes thirty-two pages of update material obtained since the hardcover when to press.
  

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User Review  - Allan - Goodreads

There should be a six star rating for this, it's that good, too. Does your admiration of genre go beyond the level of 'OMG, Tolkien's elves are awesome'. Then this is for you. It's arrangement of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rhissanna Collins - Goodreads

The tragedy of this book is that it was published before Harry Potter, clueless Bella and Jackson's Lord of the Rings films appeared. The value of the book is that an exhaustive collection of writers ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

John Clute received the Pilgrim Award in 1994 for distinguished contributions to the study of science fiction. He has reviewed extensively for The Washington Post, Interzone, Sci-Fi Weekly, and many other publications. He was the joint editor with Peter Nicholls of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

John Grant is the author of many nonfiction books, including The Directory of Possibilities, with Colin Wilson, and the bestselling Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters. He was the technical editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

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