Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Fantasy : the 100 best books by James…

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

by James Cawthorn, Michael Moorcock

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1172103,116 (3.29)2
Title:Fantasy : the 100 best books
Authors:James Cawthorn
Other authors:Michael Moorcock
Info:New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1988.
Collections:Your library
Tags:fantasy etc, criticism and essays, reference, James Branch Cabell

Work details

Fantasy: The 100 Best Books by James Cawthorn (1988)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
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?? ( )
1 vote 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 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881847089, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:16 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
8 wanted1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.29)
1 1
2 2
2.5 1
3 5
3.5 2
4 7
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,120,662 books! | Top bar: Always visible