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The Astounding Illustrated History of Fantasy & Horror_Roger Luckhurst _9781786648037_Flame Tree PublishingSKU:9781786648037 Supplier: Flame Tree Publishing
Author: Roger Luckhurst
Format: Hardback | 192 pages
Dimensions: 279 x 289 x 22mm | 1,826g
Publication date: 31 Oct 2018
Companion title to The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction this new book reflects the same roots in Gothic literature but follows a complementary path through the 20th century, to the movies of Peter Jackson, the success of streaming TV series such as Grimm, and the fantasy of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. From the wellspring of Frankenstein, Germanic fairy tales, and heroic, epic myths a dark and fantastic path can be found to the fragmentation of the 1930s: the schlock horror of early modern movies, the invention of High Fantasy by Tolkien and fellow Inkling C.S. Lewis, and the pulp magazine powerhouse Weird Tales with Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery archetype Conan.
A brilliant concoction of movie posters, stills, book covers, fantastic art and incredible timelines.