Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories by Eric S. RabkinFantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories by Eric S. Rabkin

Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories

EditorEric S. Rabkin

Paperback | June 1, 1979

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As the first international anthology to cover the entire scope of fantastic narrative, Fantastic Worlds presents over fifty tales, myths, and stories, ranging from Genesis to Ovid, Hans Christian Andersen to J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe to James Thurber, and Franz Kafka to Italo Calvino.Including tales of fairies and elves, ghost stories, high fantasy, and stories of social criticism and the conflict between science and religion, this volume presents a diverse selection of writings that all share the same capacity to liberate the human spirit through the wild mental acrobatics offantasy.
Title:Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1979Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195025415

ISBN - 13:9780195025415

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Selection! I had to read a whole bunch of these short stories for a class and I really enjoyed most of them. There's a lot of different ones, from all different countries and periods, so you really get a huge variety, while all still being in the fantastic genre. #plumreview
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"A good selection across time and cultures [with] excellent introductory essays."--Torborg Lundell, University of California, Santa Barbara