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The Young Magicians by Lin Carter

The Young Magicians (1969)

by Lin Carter (Editor)

Other authors: James Branch Cabell (Contributor), Lin Carter (Contributor), Lin Carter (Introduction), L. Sprague de Camp (Contributor), E. R. Eddison (Contributor)10 more, Robert E. Howard (Contributor), Heny Kuttner (Contributor), C. S. Lewis (Contributor), Lord Dunsany (Contributor), H. P. Lovecraft (Contributor), Abraham Merritt (Contributor), William Morris (Contributor), Clark Ashton Smith (Contributor), J. R. R. Tolkien (Contributor), Jack Vance (Contributor)

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A first rate anthology for those wishing to catch up on Fantasy before Lord of the Rings....Morris, Lovecraft, Hodgson, Eddison etc.... Eighteen famous names. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jun 2, 2017 |
The title might mislead one to believe that the authors presented are all contemporary: they are not. They are "young" by comparison with the ages-old myth-makers and tale-tellers of antiquity (though as of 1969, when this was published, several of the authors were contemporary). Almost every one of the tales in this charming little book is well worth reading. When one is skimming the very cream of over a century, it is hard to go too far wrong; even so, a few of the stories herein (including editor Lin Carter's self-indulgent inclusion of not one but two of his own) are, though good enough reading, plebian compared with the rest. But the samples from Dunsany, Morris, Cabell, Eddison, Vance, Lewis, and Tolkien more than make up for the rest. In particular, this is a fine box of chocolates to give to a literate reader not already well familiar with modern "adult fantasy"; it is hard to imagine such a reader tasting these bon-bons and not craving more.
  owlcroft | Jan 24, 2011 |
The first of Carter's compilations in what is the greatest series of fantasy masterpieces ever united under one colophon. ( )
2 vote JNSelko | Jun 20, 2008 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Carter, LinEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cabell, James BranchContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carter, LinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carter, LinIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Camp, L. SpragueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eddison, E. R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Howard, Robert E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kuttner, HenyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, C. S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lord DunsanyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovecraft, H. P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Merritt, AbrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morris, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Clark AshtonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tolkien, J. R. R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vance, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slavitt, SherylCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Introduction: Diana's Foresters" (Lin Carter)
"Rapunzel" (William Morris)
"The Sword of Welleran" (Lord Dunsany)
"In Valhalla" (E.R. Eddison)
"The Way of Ecben" (James Branch Cabell)
"The Quest of Iranon" (H. P. Lovecraft)
"The Cats of Ulthar" (H. P. Lovecraft)
"The Maze of Maal Dweb" (Clark Ashton Smith)
"The Whelming of Oom" (Lin Carter) (A Lord Dunsany pastiche).
"Through the Dragon Glass" (A. Merritt)
"The Valley of the Worm" (Robert E. Howard)
"Heldendämmerung" (poem) (L. Sprague de Camp)
"Cursed be the City" (Henry Kuttner)
"Ka the Appalling" (L. Sprague de Camp)
"Turjan of Miir" (Jack Vance)
"Narnian Suite" (poem) (C.S. Lewis)
"Once Upon a Time" (poem) (J.R.R. Tolkien)
"The Dragon's Visit" (poem) (J.R.R. Tolkien)
"Azlon" (from Khymyrium) (Lin Carter)
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