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Survey of Fantasy Classics

Description: Classics of the fantasy genre. No books published since 2000, please.

Members: 22 participating members (show all)

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5
19,450 members, 427 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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6
2,122 members, 43 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

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9
13,972 members, 187 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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11
2,014 members, 24 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (35): 1968-72

12
22,737 members, 446 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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13
16,318 members, 298 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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14
4,098 members, 69 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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15
32,221 members, 292 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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Akiyama (0): I think the Narnia books should be listed separately, because some of them are much better than others.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (28): 1950-56

16
22,779 members, 502 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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17
5,585 members, 104 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
18
3,757 members, 92 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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19
2,718 members, 50 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
21
2,374 members, 59 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (42): 1972. (This is the first book in the Elric Saga.)

22
2,164 members, 36 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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23
2,075 members, 26 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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24
1,306 members, 44 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

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sturlington (15): Not sure I'd call this fantasy; maybe weird fiction.

25
634 members, 3 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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27
33,257 members, 702 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1995

sturlington (16): Published after 1980.

28
30,898 members, 243 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
29
14,444 members, 232 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: DCBlack, ahef1963, merrystar

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30
6,678 members, 173 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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31
1,825 members, 35 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (47): 1976-79

32
1,779 members, 45 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
33
1,747 members, 49 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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34
1,454 members, 25 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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35
1,325 members, 19 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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36
1,187 members, 43 reviews
3.14 stars (3.14 stars)

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37
1,061 members, 26 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (38): 1970-78

38
956 members, 23 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
39
851 members, 15 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (39): 1970-79

40
794 members, 8 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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41
732 members, 21 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (50): 1978. (This is the first book in the Flat Earth series.)

42
597 members, 10 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
43
364 members, 5 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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45
25,718 members, 327 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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merrystar (0): duplicate with series

46
22,171 members, 230 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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merrystar (0): duplicate

47
20,850 members, 168 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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merrystar (0): duplicate

48
14,283 members, 349 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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merrystar (0): duplicate

49
12,864 members, 209 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: DCBlack, ahef1963

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50
5,473 members, 100 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963

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51
4,518 members, 73 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
52
2,583 members, 57 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
53
1,931 members, 45 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (40): 1970. (This is one of many collections of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories, which were published between 1939-88.)

54
1,889 members, 24 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (37): 1970. (Book #2 and Book #3 in this trilogy were also published in the 70s. The books are part of a story cycle that is still being written/published.)

55
1,314 members, 33 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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56
1,282 members, 32 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Akiyama, sallypursell

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57
1,278 members, 62 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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58
726 members, 21 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Akiyama, sallypursell

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59
643 members, 6 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (51): 1979. (Book #1 in the Chronicles of Tornor trilogy. Book #2 was also published in 1979 and Book #3 was published in 1980.)

60
606 members, 11 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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61
590 members, 14 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (22): first published in Weird Tales between 1934-1939

62
508 members, 8 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

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63
479 members, 13 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
64
424 members, 15 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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65
365 members, 8 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
66
337 members, 3 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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67
273 members, 5 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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68
93 members, 5 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

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69
13 members, 0 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)
70
9 members, 0 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)
71
4 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)
72
23,620 members, 441 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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sturlington (0): Duplicate.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Duplicate

73
23,103 members, 337 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1996

74
10,448 members, 410 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1986

75
10,095 members, 140 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: merrystar

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76
7,248 members, 107 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (48): 1977. (This is the first title in the Shannara series that is still being written/published.)

77
7,020 members, 119 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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sturlington (0): Duplicate.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Duplicate

78
5,527 members, 152 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: merrystar

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79
4,296 members, 98 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): I would classify this as sci-fi/adventure.

sturlington (22): I classify this as science-fantasy.

80
4,086 members, 66 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: DCBlack

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81
3,400 members, 39 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (36): 1968-78. (This trilogy is part of a larger story cycle.)

82
3,363 members, 55 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1987

83
1,538 members, 28 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1991

84
1,530 members, 11 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (46): 1976. (This is the first book in the Dragon Knight series.)

85
1,281 members, 23 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

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86
1,061 members, 16 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Akiyama

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87
1,056 members, 20 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Akiyama

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88
867 members, 8 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (33): 1967 (This book is part of a larger story cycle.)

89
515 members, 4 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (23): Book 1, The Island of the Mighty, was first published in 1936

90
327 members, 3 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: DCBlack

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91
258 members, 6 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: DCBlack

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92
229 members, 4 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: DCBlack

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93
24 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

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94
48,423 members, 438 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

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sturlington (0): Duplicate.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Duplicate

95
20,020 members, 400 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1983

96
15,391 members, 289 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1983

sturlington (17): Published after 1980.

97
12,939 members, 201 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): I would classify this as sci-fi/adventure.

98
4,853 members, 74 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1984

99
3,888 members, 51 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Published 1987

100
3,578 members, 112 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): published 1983

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Started by: sturlington (July 2013)

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