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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, striking voyages, and magic, and this style, referred to as fable, remained a vital a part of ecu literature in the course of the upward thrust of the trendy realist novel. Tracing the background of myth from the earliest years via to the origins of contemporary fable within the twentieth century, this account discusses contributions decade via decade—from Tolkien’s Lord of the jewelry trilogy and Lewis’s Narnia books within the Nineteen Fifties to J. ok. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. It also discusses and explains fantasy’s carrying on with and transforming into popularity.

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