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Jul 02, 2019 | ISBN 9780525435563
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“The VanderMeers have compiled an eminently readable collection of stories from authors around the world, seeking to introduce fantasy lovers to many rarely seen and underappreciated gems while still including a handful of more well-known authors to balance the mix. . . . This quintessential anthology is destined to become the standard by which future fantasy classic anthologies are measured. . . . [A] must-have anthology.”
Kirkus Reviews, “SF/F/H Novels, Short Stories, and Sequels to Look for in July”

“The VanderMeers bring to fantasy the same monumental efforts at curation and translation that brought about the massive, absolutely essential 2016 anthology The Big Book of Science Fiction. . . . [This] collection traces the development of an entire genre and places it into glorious context.”
Tor

 
“Invaluable. . . . Varied and textured examples of fantasy in literature that readers and students may not have been exposed to previously.”
The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star


“An impressive cross-section of early fantasy in this fascinating anthology of 90 stories. . . . This sweeping panorama of fantasy is a must-have for those interested in the roots of modern fantasy, and it gives a welcome introduction to many unexpected delights.”
Publishers Weekly


“Dozens upon dozens of seminal fantasy stories, some well-known and others delightfully rescued from obscurity. . . . Like its SF counterpart, this dense and exhaustive collection would serve as an admirable survey course for the genre.”
Kirkus Reviews

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION
by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
 
THE QUEEN’S SON
Bettina von Arnim
 
HANS-MY-HEDGEHOG
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
 
THE STORY OF THE HARD NUT
E. T. A. Hoffmann
 
RIP VAN WINKLE
Washington Irving
 
THE LUCK OF THE BEAN-ROWS
Charles Nodier
 
TRANSFORMATION
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
 
THE NEST OF NIGHTINGALES
Théophile Gautier
 
THE FAIRYTALE ABOUT A DEAD BODY, BELONGING TO NO ONE KNOWS WHOM
Vladimir Odoevsky
 
THE STORY OF THE GOBLINS WHO STOLE A SEXTON
Charles Dickens
 
THE NOSE
Nikolai Gogol
 
THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR
Edgar Allan Poe
 
THE STORY OF JEON UNCHI
Anonymous
 
FEATHERTOP: A MORALIZED LEGEND
Nathaniel Hawthorne
 
MASTER ZACHARIUS
Jules Verne
 
THE FROST-KING: OR, THE POWER OF LOVE
Louisa May Alcott
 
THE TARTARUS OF MAIDS
Herman Melville
 
THE MAGIC MIRROR
George MacDonald
 
THE DIAMOND LENS
Fitz-James O’Brien
 
GOBLIN MARKET
Christina Rossetti
 
THE WILL-O’-THE-WISPS ARE IN TOWN
Hans Christian Andersen
 
THE LEGEND OF THE PALE MAIDEN
Aleksis Kivi
 
LOOKING-GLASS HOUSE
Lewis Carroll
 
FURNICA, OR THE QUEEN OF THE ANTS
Carmen Sylva
 
THE STORY OF IVÁN THE FOOL
Leo Tolstoy
 
THE GOOPHERED GRAPEVINE
Charles W. Chestnutt
 
THE BEE-MAN OF ORN
Frank R. Stockton
 
THE REMARKABLE ROCKET
Oscar Wilde
 
THE ENSOULED VIOLIN
H. P. Blavatskaya
 
THE DEATH OF ODJIGH
Marcel Schwob
 
THE TERRESTRIAL FIRE
Marcel Schwob
 
THE KINGDOM OF CARDS
Rabindranath Tagore
 
THE OTHER SIDE: A BRETON LEGEND
Count Eric Stanlislaus Stenbock
 
THE FULNESS OF LIFE
Edith Wharton
 
PRINCE ALBERIC AND THE SNAKE LADY
Vernon Lee
 
THE LITTLE ROOM
Madeline Yale Wynne
 
THE PLATTNER STORY
H. G. Wells
 
THE PRINCESS BALADINA—HER ADVENTURE
Willa Cather
 
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
Kenneth Grahame
 
IKTOMI TALES
Zitkala-Ša
 
MARIONETTES
Louis Fréchette
 
DANCE OF THE COMETS: AN ASTRAL PANTOMIME IN TWO ACTS
Paul Scheerbart
 
THE WHITE PEOPLE
Arthur Machen
 
BLAMOL
Gustav Meyrink
 
GOBLINS: A LOGGING CAMP STORY
Louis Fréchette
 
SOWBREAD
Grazia Deledda
 
THE ANGRY STREET
G. K. Chesterton
 
THE AUNT AND AMABEL
E. Nesbit
 
SACRIFICE
Aleksey Remizov
 
THE PRINCESS STEEL
W. E. B. Du Bois
 
THE HUMP
Fernán Caballero
 
THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS
E. M. Forster
 
THE LEGEND OF THE ICE BABIES
E. Pauline Johnson
 
THE LAST REDOUBT
William Hope Hodgson
 
JACK PUMPKINHEAD AND THE SAWHORSE
L. Frank Baum
 
THE PLANT MEN
Edgar Rice Burroughs
 
STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR
Hermann Hesse
 
THE METAMORPHOSIS
Franz Kafka
 
THE HOARD OF THE GIBBELINS
Lord Dunsany
 
THROUGH THE DRAGON GLASS
A. Merritt
 
DAVID BLAIZE AND THE BLUE DOOR
E. F. Benson
 
THE BIG BESTIARY OF MODERN LITERATURE
Franz Blei
 
THE ALLIGATOR WAR
Horacio Quiroga
 
FRIEND ISLAND
Francis Stevens
 
MAGIC COMES TO A COMMITTEE
Stella Benson
 
GRAMOPHONE OF THE AGES
Yefim Zozulya
 
JOIWIND
David Lindsay
 
SOUND IN THE MOUNTAIN
Maurice Renard
 
SENNIN
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
 
KOSHTRA PIVRARCHA
E. R. Eddison
 
AT THE BORDER
Der Nister
 
THE MARVELOUS EXPLOITS OF PAUL BUNYAN
W. B. Laughead
 
TALKATIVE DOMOVOI
Aleksandr Grin
 
THE RATCATCHER
Aleksandr Grin
 
THE SHADOW KINGDOM
Robert E. Howard
 
THE MAN TRAVELING WITH THE BROCADE PORTRAIT
Edogawa Ranpo
 
A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM
Vladimir Nabokov
 
THE WATER SPRITE’S TALE
Karel Čapek
 
THE CAPITAL OF CAT COUNTRY
Lao She
 
COYOTE STORIES
Mourning Dove
 
UNCLE MONDAY
Zora Neale Hurston
 
ROSE-COLD, MOON SKATER
María Teresa León
 
A NIGHT OF THE HIGH SEASON
Bruno Schulz
 
THE INFLUENCE OF THE SUN
Fernand Dumont
 
THE TOWN OF CATS
Hagiwara Sakutarō
 
THE DEBUTANTE
Leonora Carrington
 
THE JEWELS IN THE FOREST
Fritz Leiber
 
EVENING PRIMROSE
John Collier
 
THE COMING OF THE WHITE WORM
Clark Ashton Smith
 
THE MAN WHO COULD WALK THROUGH WALLS
Marcel Aymé
 
LEAF BY NIGGLE
J. R. R. Tolkien
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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