The Fantasy Literature of England

  • Colin Manlove

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 200-222

About this book


In this, the first book on English fantasy, Colin Manlove shows that for all its immense diversity, English Fantasy can best be understood in terms of its strong national character, rather than as an international genre. Showing its development from Beowulf to Blake, the author describes English Fantasy's modern growth through secondary world, metaphysical, emotive, comic, subversive and children's fantasy. In them all England has led the world, with authors as different as Chaucer, Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and Salman Rushdie.


Chaucer English literature William Blake

Authors and affiliations

  • Colin Manlove
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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