Fantasy [electronic resource] : the liberation of imagination / Richard Mathews.

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Published: New York : Routledge, 2011.
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Series:Genres in context.
Format: Electronic eBook
Table of Contents:
  • ch. 1. From antiquity to infinity : the development of modern fantasy
  • ch. 2. Forging fantasy paradigms : sword tempered by water (William Morris's The well at the world's end)
  • ch. 3. Shaping modern fantasy : cosmic light and dark (J.R.R. Tolkien's The lord of the rings)
  • ch. 4. Plotting the modern mythic hero : Morris and Tolkien
  • ch. 5. Shining past and future : the persistence of Camelot (T.H. White's The once and future king)
  • ch. 6. Darkening antiquity : sword and sorcery (Robert E. Howard's Conan series)
  • ch. 7. Completing the circle : language, power, and vision (Ursula K. Le Guin's earthsea cycle).