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Tales Before Narnia, Anderson, Douglas A.

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Автор: Anderson, Douglas A.
Название:  Tales Before Narnia   (Дуглас Андерсон: Истории, предшествующие Нарнии)
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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ISBN: 0345498909
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345498908
ISBN: 0-345-49890-9
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-345-49890-8
Обложка/Формат: Trade Paperback
Страницы: 448
Вес: 0.358 кг.
Дата издания: 25.03.2008
Серия: Fantasy
Язык: ENG
Размер: 23.52 x 15.75 x 1.93 cm
Поставляется из: США
Описание: In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkiens genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkiens colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkiens own.

In many ways, Lewiss influence has been even wider than Tolkiens. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewiss unique talent, among them:

The Wood That Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood, taken from a never-before-published fantasy by Lewiss biographer and friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, that directly inspired The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; E. Nesbits charming The Aunt and Amabel, in which a young girl enters another world by means of a wardrobe; The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen, featuring the abduction of a young boy by a woman as cruel as she is beautiful; and many more, including works by Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, of whom Lewis would write, I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master.

Full of fascinating insights into Lewiss life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation.

INCLUDING SEVENTEEN MORE WORKS BY THE PROGENITORS OF MODERN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION:
Tegners Drapa by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Magic Mirror by George MacDonald
Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque
Letters from Hell: Letter III by Valdemar Thisted
Fastosus and Avaro by John Macgowan
The Tapestried Chamber; or, The Lady in the Sacque by Sir Walter Scott
The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton by Charles Dickens
The Child and the Giant by Owen Barfield
A Kings Lesson by William Morris
The Waif Woman: A Cue--From a Saga by Robert Louis Stevenson
First Whisper of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Wish House by Rudyard Kipling
Et in Sempiternum Pereant by Charles Williams
The Dragons Visit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Coloured Lands by G. K. Chesterton
The Man Who Lived Backwards by Charles F. Hall
The Dream Dust Factory by William Lindsay Gresham


Tales Before Tolkien: The Root

Автор: Anderson, Douglas A.
Название: Tales Before Tolkien: The Root
ISBN: 0345458559 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345458551
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 6110 T
Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Terry Brooks. David Eddings. George R. R. Martin. Robin Hobb. The top names in modern fantasy all acknowledge J. R. R. Tolkien as their role model, the author whose work inspired them to create their own epics. But what writers influenced Tolkien himself? Here, internationally recognized Tolkien expert Douglas A. Anderson has gathered the fiction of authors who sparked Tolkien's imagination in a collection destined to become a classic in its own right.

Andrew Lang's romantic swashbuckler, "The Story of Sigurd," features magic rings, an enchanted sword, and a brave hero loved by two beautiful women-- and cursed by a ferocious dragon. Tolkien read E. A. Wyke-Smith's "The Marvelous Land of Snergs" to his children, delighting in these charming tales of a pixieish people "only slightly taller than the average table." Also appearing in this collection is a never-before-published gem by David Lindsay, author of Voyage to Arcturus, a novel which Tolkien praised highly both as a thriller and as a work of philosophy, religion, and morals.

In stories packed with magical journeys, conflicted heroes, and terrible beasts, this extraordinary volume is one that no fan of fantasy or Tolkien should be without. These tales just might inspire a new generation of creative writers.

Tales Before Tolkien: 22 Magical Stories

"The Elves" by Ludwig Tieck
"The Golden Key" by George Macdonald
"Puss-Cat Mew" by E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen
"The Griffin and the Minor Canon" by Frank R. Stockton
"The Demon Pope" by Richard Garnett
"The Story of Sigurd" by Andrew Lang
"The Folk of the Mountain Door" by William Morris
"Black Heart and White Heart" by H. Rider Haggard
"The Dragon Tamers" by E. Nesbit
"The Far Islands" by John Buchan
"The Drawn Arrow" by Clemence Housman
"The Enchanted Buffalo" by L. Frank Baum
"Chu-bu and Sheemish" by Lord Dunsany
"The Baumhoff Explosive" by William Hope Hodgson
"The Regent of the North" by Kenneth Morris
"The Coming of the Terror" by Arthur Machen
"The Elf Trap" by Francis Stevens
"The Thin Queen of Elfhame" by James Branch Cabell
"The Woman of the Wood" by A. Merritt
"Golithos the Ogre" by E. A. Wyke-Smith
"The Story of Alwina" by Austin Tappan Wright
"A Christmas Play" by David Lindsay

Once upon a time, fantasy writers were looked down upon by the literary mainstream as purveyors of mere escapism or, at best, bedtime tales fit only for children. Today fantasy novels stand atop the bestseller lists, while fantasy films smash box office records. Fantasy dominates the role-playing and computer gaming industries, and classic works in the genre are taught in schools and universities throughout the world. Credit for this amazing turnaround belongs to one man more than any other: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the beloved author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Terry Brooks. Robert Jordan. Terry Goodkind. George R.R. Martin. The top names in modern fantasy all acknowledge J.R.R. Tolkien as their model and master, the author whose work first fired their imaginations and inspired them to create their own epics. But what writers influenced Tolkien? Sir Isaac Newton once wrote, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." As with the scientific genius of Newton, so, too, with the literary genius of Tolkien. Now internationally recognized Tolkien expert Douglas A. Anderson has gathered the fiction of some of those giants together for the first time in a collection destined to become a classic in its own right.

In "The Golden Key," the inspiration for Tolkien's short story Smith of Wootton Major, George Macdonald tells the tale of a boy whose quest for the end of the rainbow leads beyond the borders of the world. Andrew Lang's romantic swashbuckler, "The Story of Sigurd," features magic rings, an enchanted sword, and a brave hero loved by two beautiful wome

Tales Before Tolkien

Автор: Anderson, Douglas A.
Название: Tales Before Tolkien
ISBN: 0345458567 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345458568
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 3050 T
Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.

Adrift On The Haunted Seas

Автор: Anderson, Douglas A.
Название: Adrift On The Haunted Seas
ISBN: 1593600496 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781593600495
Издательство: Simon & Schuster
Цена: 4540 T
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.


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