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Fantasy : the 100 best books (original 1988; edition 1988)

by James Cawthorn, Michael Moorcock

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Title:Fantasy : the 100 best books
Authors:James Cawthorn
Other authors:Michael Moorcock
Info:New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1988.
Collections:Your library
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Tags:fantasy etc, criticism and essays, reference, James Branch Cabell

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Interesting to read, but an eccentric selection -- perhaps 'Our 100 Favorite' rather than 'The 100 Best' would be more appropriate. There are multiple titles by David Lindsay, A. Merritt, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Thorne Smith, CL Moore, L Ron Hubbard (!), Fritz Leiber (4!), Henry Treece, Poul Anderson... but nothing at all by George MacDonald, L. Frank Baum, Arthur Machen, James Branch Cabell, Ernest Bramah, Evangeline Walton,Peter Beagle. Lloyd Alexander, Gene Wolfe and no trace of numerous lonely gems like Lud-in-the-Mist or Silverlock. Cawthorn and Moorcock do not however omit a selection by, ahem, Michael Moorcock. And Wuthering Heights and Moby-Dick are fantasy novels?? ( )
  Crypto-Willobie | Nov 24, 2012 |
Reviews of the 100 best fantasy books as selected by Michael Moorcock and written up by Moorcock and Cawthorn. One might question some selections (several authors are represented by multiple books whereas some other important books are missing entirely), but at the same time that's one of the advantages of the book: it's opinionated. Most of the pieces (i.p. the earlier ones) make for entertaining reading by themselves. And stands out the the comparatively bland "100 best mystery novels" in the same series. ( )
  mschaefer | Dec 9, 2007 |
Moorcock and Cawthorn take a look at a list of books. The book itself is around 200 pages, which is basically a couple of pages of trivia, info, book summary and information for each of the 100 titles listed.

He starts with Jonathan Swift, and ends in De Camp Land, and others, by way of Merritt, Lovecraft, Howard, Poe, etc.

A reasonably flexible definition of fantasy, from Flatland to Black Magic.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/06/fantasy-100-best-books-michael-moorcock.ht... ( )
  bluetyson | Jun 4, 2007 |
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Fantasy books by authors from classic literature includes works of Johnathan Swift, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Franz Kafka.

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