By Farah Mendlesohn,Edward James

Some of the earliest books ever written, together with The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, take care of monsters, marvels, amazing voyages, and magic, and this style, referred to as delusion, remained a vital a part of eu literature during the upward push of the trendy realist novel. Tracing the historical past of fable from the earliest years via to the origins of recent fable within the twentieth century, this account discusses contributions decade by means of decade—from Tolkien’s Lord of the earrings trilogy and Lewis’s Narnia books within the Fifties to J. ok. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. It also discusses and explains fantasy’s carrying on with and turning out to be popularity.

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