The Treasury of the Fantastic

The Treasury of the Fantastic

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The fantastic, the supernatural, the poetic, and the macabre entwine in this incomparable culmination of storytelling. Imaginative stories of wit and intelligence weave through vivid landscapes that are alternately wondrous and terrifying. Bringing together major literary figures from the 19th and 20th centuries--from Alfred Lord Tennyson and Edith Wharton to Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde--these masters of English and American literature created unforgettable tales where goblins and imps comingle with humans from all walks of life. This deftly curated assemblage of notable classics and unexpected gems from the pre-Tolkien era will captivate and enchant readers. Forerunners of today's speculative fiction, these are the authors that changed the fantasy genre, forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 50.8mm | 771.1g
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd Second Edition, Second ed.
  • 1616960965
  • 9781616960964

Table of contents

Introduction by Peter S. Beagle

Foreword by David Sandner and Jacob Weisman

"Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Darkness" by Lord Byron
"La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving
"Peter Rugg, the Missing Man" by William Austin
"The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley
"Young Goodman Brown" by Nathanial Hawthorne
"The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Morte d'Arthur" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti
"Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
"Carmilla" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll
"The Ogre Courting" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
"The Ghostly Rental" by Henry James
"The Dong With the Luminous Nose" by Edward Lear
"The New Mother" by Lucy Lane Clifford
"The Griffin and the Minor Canon" by Frank Stockton
"The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde
"The Stolen Child" by W. B. Yeats
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek" by Ambrose Bierce
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Gilman
"The Bottle Imp" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"A Moth: Genus Unknown" by H. G. Wells
"Cassilda's Song" by Robert W. Chambers
"The Library Window" by Margaret Oliphant
"The True Lover" by A. E. Houseman
"The Blind God" Laurence Houseman
"The Reluctant Dragon" by Kenneth Grahame
"The Book of Beasts" by Edith Nesbit
"The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs
"Casting the Runes" by M. R. James
"They" by Rudyard Kipling
"The Sword of Welleran" by Lord Dunsany
"The Celestial Omnibus" by E. M. Forster
"The Eyes" by Edith Wharton
"The Ghost Ship" by Richard Middleton
"The Listeners" by Walter de la Mare
"Red-Peach-Blossom Inlet" by Kenneth Morris
"The Mysterious Stranger" by Mark Twain
"Enoch Soames" by Max Beerbohm
"Climax for a Ghost Story" by I. A. Ireland
"A Haunted House" by Virginia Woolf
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Review quote

"The fantasy tradition in English and American literature is rich and varied and strange. This is the book to read to find out what you never knew you never knew you needed." -- David G Hartwell, editor, "The Year's Best Fantasy Series" "A marvellous mixture of classics and rarely seen works, bibliophiles' finds and old favorites. This Treasury of the Fantastic is a treasury in every sense, and a treasure!" -- Connie Willis, author, "Doomsday Book" "9.5 out of 10. The Treasury of the Fantastic is an amazing collection of 44 poems, short stories and novellas, all fantasy related, all published before 1923... [A]n anthology that easily fits in on your book shelf." -- Fantasy Book Review "VERDICT: This is an important collection for all lovers of fantasy and literature." -- Library Journal "The fantasy tradition in English and American literature is rich and varied and strange. This is the book to read to find out what you never knew you never knew you needed." --David G. Hartwell, editor, The Year's Best Fantasy series
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About David M. Sandner

Jacob Weisman is the founder, editor, and publisher at Tachyon Publications. His writing has appeared in the Cooper Point Journal, the Nation, Realms of Fantasy, the Seattle Weekly, and in the college textbook, Sport in Contemporary Society. He lives in San Francisco.
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