The Evolution of Modern Fantasy: From Antiquarianism to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series

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Springer, Jul 9, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 245 pages
In this comprehensive study, Williamson traces the literary history of the fantasy genre from the eighteenth century to its coalescence following the success of Tolkien's work in the 1960s. While some studies have engaged with related material, there has been no extended study specifically exploring the roots of this now beloved genre.
 

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Contents

Charting the Terrain
1
The Forgotten Past
47
3 Romantic Transformations
69
The Victorian Period
91
The Literary Canon
127
Popular Fantasy
166
1960 80
191
Notes
200
Index
233
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Jamie Williamson is Senior Lecturer at the University of Vermont, USA.

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