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The Oxford book of fantasy stories (original 1994; edition 1994)

by T. A. Shippey

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Title:The Oxford book of fantasy stories
Authors:T. A. Shippey
Info:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories by Tom Shippey (Editor) (1994)

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Shippey, TomEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buchan, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunsany, LordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garnett, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Howard, Robert E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovecraft, H. P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Merritt, AbrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Clark AshtonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192803824, Paperback)

An anthology of fantasy stories selected by the eminent Medievalist and Fantasy scholar Tom Shippey, The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories gathers together thirty-one tales brimming over with imagination. This rich and intriguing collection of fantasy stories features classic figures--the Devil, trolls and werewolves, sorcerers and dragons--that have long been a part of the human psyche. The authors of these marvelous tales draw upon a deep well of images, characters, and landscapes with great imagination and subtlety. Featuring writers as diverse as John Buchan and Mervyn Peake, Angela Carter and Terry Pratchett, this is an anthology for the newcomer and dedicated fan alike.

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A century's worth of the exotic and the fantastic. The stories range from Richard Garnett's "The Demon Pope," a story on soul-selling, to Terry Prachett's amusing "Troll Bridge, " in which Cohen the Barbarian philosophizes on the decline of magic.

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