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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Classic Fantasy from 1900-1949

So, the last list I offered we left off with William Morris and H. Rider Haggard. Where do you think I'll start this list? I bet some of you will guess right.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Gods of Pegana by Lord Dunsany
Country of the Blind and Other Stories by H. G. Wells
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Moon Pool by A. Merritt
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison
Mary Poppins by Pamela L. Travers
Black God's Kiss by C. L. Moore
Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard
Retelling of the Mabinogion by Evangeline Walton
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
The Well of the Unicorn by Fletcher Pratt
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction started publication in 1949, and it's still going strong today!

Again, this is by no means a comprehensive list! There are so many great fantasy classics, and some of these listed are also the beginnings of series.

Did I miss anything that you insist should be listed here? What is your favorite classic fantasy from 1900-1949?

Most of the list was taken from Fantasy: The Liberation of Imagination by Richard Mathews.


NEXT UP: A look at the Jirel of Joiry stories, including "Black God's Kiss", by C. L. Moore.

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