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By Farah Mendlesohn,Edward James

Some of the earliest books ever written, together with The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, care for monsters, marvels, remarkable voyages, and magic, and this style, referred to as myth, remained an important a part of ecu literature during the upward push of the fashionable realist novel. Tracing the historical past of myth from the earliest years via to the origins of contemporary myth within the twentieth century, this account discusses contributions decade through decade—from Tolkien’s Lord of the earrings trilogy and Lewis’s Narnia books within the Nineteen Fifties to J. okay. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. It also discusses and explains fantasy’s carrying on with and becoming popularity.

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