20 Classic Fantasy Works Vol. 1

20 Classic Fantasy Works Vol. 1

by George MacDonaldCharles Kingsley William Morris and others
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Publication Date: 07/05/2020

This compilation contains the following classic fantasy works: Phantastes - George MacDonald The Water-Babies - Charles Kingsley Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass (And What Alice Found There) - Lewis Carroll Lilith - George MacDonald The Well at the World's End - William Morris The Sundering Flood - William Morris The Lost Continent - Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne The Wallet of Kai Lung - Ernest Bramah Smith The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Lyman Frank Baum The Marvelous Land of Oz - Lyman Frank Baum The Enchanted Castle - Edith Nesbit The Man Who Was Thursday: a Nightmare - Gilbert Keith Chesterton The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame The House on the Borderland - William Hope Hodgson The Magic City - Edith Nesbit Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) - J.M. Barrie The Night Land - William Hope Hodgson A Voyage to Arcturus - David Lindsay Kai Lung's Golden Hours - Ernest Bramah Smith

Literature: history & criticism
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Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a priest, university professor, historian and novelist.

The Water-Babies was his most famous novel and was originally written and published as a serial in Macmillan's Magazine from 1862-1863 before being published in its entirety as a book in 1863.

William Morris

William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the most influential thinkers and artists of his time. At Oxford, with the painter Burne-Jones, he fell under the influence of Ruskin and Rossetti.

Preoccupied with the poverty of modern design he taught himself at least thirteen crafts and founded his own design firm, Morris & Co.

In the late 1870s he became active in political and environmentalist matters and converted to socialism in 1883, helping to found the Socialist League a year later.

L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum, born May 15 1856, was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

On May 5, 1919, Baum suffered from a stroke. He died quietly the next day, nine days short of his 63rd birthday.His final Oz book, Glinda of Oz, was published on July 10, 1920, a year after his death. The Oz series was continued long after his death by other authors, notably Ruth Plumly Thompson, who wrote an additional nineteen Oz books.

Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet who was born in 1858.

As well as writing for children, she wrote poems, plays and was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society.

Her most famous works are The Railway Children and Five Children and It.

Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859 and wrote fiction and fantasy for children.

He is most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), which is considered to be one of the greatest classics of children's literature.

He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon which was later adapted to a Disney movie.

David Lindsay

David Lindsay was a researcher and teacher in animal biology and behaviour at The University of Western Australia for 33 years.

He initiated formal studies in writing for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Now retired from active research, he teaches scientific writing to scientists all over the world.

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