Examines the history of fantasy literature from its origins during the Enlightenment to the present, discussing its major themes and codes, writing and reading strategies, subgenres, and noteworthy writers.Part I consists of five chapters which survey English-language, and to a lesser extent European, fantasy from the late seventeenth ... to build up a picture of the vibrant and diverse range of writing commonly grouped together under the rubric a#39;fantasya#39;, or sometimes a#39;the fantastica#39;. ... which gets right down to the bones of the genre, beyond story, beyond character, beyond theme, to examine the way in whichanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature|
|Author||:||Edward James, Farah Mendlesohn|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2012-01-26|