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  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Feb. 27 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521728738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521728737
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 508 g
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'Given that genre is really a construction of critics, librarians and booksellers, designed to place books in a way that they can be more easily found by consumers, and that fantasy literature is less easy to define than, say, crime fiction, this companion has a large field to cover and does an admirable job of presenting a good overview of the many authors who fit into this [particular] niche.' Stuart Bentley, Reference Reviews

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Since Tolkien, Pratchett, Rowling, Pullman and Meyer, fantasy literature has become one of the most popular genres in the English-speaking world. This book puts this publishing phenomenon in a historical context, suggests different ways of reading and appreciating this literature, and examines some of its varieties and subgenres.

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HASH(0xa03b206c) out of 5 stars Great Study Resource! Oct. 12 2013
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Bought this book for a course on speculative fiction. Having very little prior knowledge on the genre, I found this book an excellent study resource for the fantasy aspect. The critical articles are all manageable (averaging about 10 pages each) so they are easy to digest and understand. I definitely recommend the book for students new to the critical study of fantasy.
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HASH(0xa03db1c8) out of 5 stars Highly informative Nov. 9 2013
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Good articles an fantasy genre and history. Very thorough! Excellent resource for student research, and good source for reading within the genre beyond LoTR and Song of Ice and Fire. Recommended.
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So great to have some scholarly articles on fantasy! Yes, yes, yes!! I took a fantasy Lit class last semester, and this was a required text. So helpful