Publisher SeriesBallantine Adult Fantasy Series

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 81,937 copies, 1,086 reviews0.1
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien 46,897 copies, 423 reviews0.2
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien 41,432 copies, 266 reviews0.3
The Return of The King by J. R. R. Tolkien 40,078 copies, 244 reviews0.4
The Tolkien Reader by J. R. R. Tolkien 3,285 copies, 18 reviews0.5
The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison 2,078 copies, 43 reviews0.6
Mistress of Mistresses by E. R. Eddison 587 copies, 10 reviews0.7
A Fish Dinner in Memison by E. R. Eddison 462 copies, 2 reviews0.8
The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle by J. R. R. Tolkien 422 copies, 2 reviews0.9
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake 3,690 copies, 92 reviews0.10
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake 2,428 copies, 43 reviews0.11
Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake 1,865 copies, 29 reviews0.12
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay 1,114 copies, 31 reviews0.13
A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle 1,287 copies, 42 reviews0.15
Smith of Wootton Major / Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien 2,199 copies, 13 reviews0.16
Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings by Lin Carter 826 copies, 4 reviews0.17
The Mezentian Gate by E. R. Eddison 362 copies, 2 reviews0.18
Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos by Lin Carter 168 copies, 2 reviews0.19
The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt 221 copies, 6 reviews1
The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany 2,065 copies, 46 reviews2
The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris 688 copies, 20 reviews3
The Silver Stallion : A Comedy of Redemption by James Branch Cabell 385 copies, 4 reviews4
Lilith by George MacDonald 1,608 copies, 14 reviews5
Dragons, Elves, and Heroes by Lin Carter 116 copies6
The Young Magicians by Lin Carter 128 copies, 3 reviews7
Figures of Earth : A Comedy of Appearances by James Branch Cabell 450 copies, 7 reviews8
The Sorcerer's Ship by Hannes Bok 126 copies9
Land of unreason by L. Sprague de Camp 317 copies, 5 reviews10
The High Place : A Comedy of Disenchantment by James Branch Cabell 306 copies, 4 reviews11
Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees 1,709 copies, 47 reviews12
At the Edge of the World by Lord Dunsany 219 copies13
Phantastes by George MacDonald 1,999 copies, 26 reviews14
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft 1,217 copies, 14 reviews15
Zothique by Clark Ashton Smith 220 copies, 5 reviews16
The Shaving of Shagpat by George Meredith 166 copies, 2 reviews17
The Island of the Mighty : The Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion by Evangeline Walton 428 copies, 3 reviews18
Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz 1,842 copies, 23 reviews19
The Well at the World's End: Volume I by William Morris 373 copies, 6 reviews20
The Well at the World's End: Volume II by William Morris 238 copies, 1 review21
Golden Cities, Far by Lin Carter 78 copies22
Beyond the Golden Stair by Hannes Bok 121 copies, 4 reviews23
The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson 1,282 copies, 32 reviews24
The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" by William Hope Hodgson 283 copies, 13 reviews25
The Doom That Came to Sarnath by H. P. Lovecraft 957 copies, 9 reviews26
Something about Eve : a comedy of fig-leaves by James Branch Cabell 291 copies, 3 reviews27
Red Moon and Black Mountain by Joy Chant 592 copies, 11 reviews28
Hyperborea by Clark Ashton Smith 187 copies, 1 review29
Don Rodriguez by Lord Dunsany 233 copies, 3 reviews30
Vathek by William Beckford 1,152 copies, 42 reviews31
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton 6,264 copies, 157 reviews32
The Children of Llyr by Evangeline Walton 463 copies, 5 reviews33
The Cream of the Jest; The Lineage of Lichfield : Two Comedies of Evasion by James Branch Cabell 144 copies, 3 reviews34
New Worlds for Old by Lin Carter 93 copies, 1 review35
The Spawn Of Cthulhu by Lin Carter 119 copies, 1 review36
Double Phoenix by Edmund Cooper 79 copies, 1 review37
The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris 246 copies, 6 reviews38
Khaled by F. Marion Crawford 100 copies, 3 reviews39
The World's Desire by H. Rider Haggard 195 copies, 4 reviews40
Xiccarph by Clark Ashton Smith 107 copies41
The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis by C. J. Cutliffe Hyne 240 copies, 8 reviews42
Discoveries in Fantasy by Lin Carter 116 copies, 1 review43
Domnei; The Music From Behind the Moon: Two Comedies of Woman Worship by James Branch Cabell 152 copies, 5 reviews44
Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah 318 copies, 3 reviews45
Deryni Checkmate by Katherine Kurtz 1,472 copies, 8 reviews46
Beyond the Fields We Know by Lord Dunsany 164 copies, 2 reviews47
The Three Impostors by Arthur Machen 346 copies, 3 reviews48
The Night Land Volume 1 by William Hope Hodgson 94 copies, 3 reviews49
The Night Land Volume 2 by William Hope Hodgson 77 copies, 1 review50
The Song of Rhiannon by Evangeline Walton 401 copies, 4 reviews51
Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy by Lin Carter 90 copies, 1 review52
Evenor by George MacDonald 106 copies53
The Charwoman's Shadow by Lord Dunsany 612 copies, 3 reviews55
Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy Volume II by Lin Carter 61 copies56
The Sundering Flood by William Morris 166 copies, 4 reviews57
Imaginary Worlds by Lin Carter 148 copies, 4 reviews58
Poseidonis by Clark Ashton Smith 131 copies59
Excalibur by Sanders Anne Laubenthal 174 copies, 2 reviews60
High Deryni by Katherine Kurtz 1,445 copies, 8 reviews61
Hrolf Kraki's Saga by Poul Anderson 355 copies, 9 reviews62
The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard 496 copies, 7 reviews63
Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat by Ernest Bramah 234 copies, 3 reviews64
Over the Hills and Far Away by Lord Dunsany 150 copies65
Merlin's Ring by H. Warner Munn 301 copies, 5 reviews66.1
Prince of Annwn by Evangeline Walton 511 copies, 5 reviews66.2

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The first 19 volumes are precursors to the series: Ballantine published these fantasies and fantasy criticism before hiring Carter as consultant. Some were labeled "A Ballantine Adult Fantasy" on the first Ballantine cover. Later reprints of some bore the Unicorn's Head colophon. The last two volumes were not published in the series: Two volumes published after retirement of the Unicorn's Head colophon were evidently intended for the series. The first has a Carter introduction and the second completes a set of four begun under his editorship (English, Wikipedia)
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