Fairy Tales of London: British Urban Fantasy, 1840 to the Present (Hardcover)

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From the time of Charles Dickens, the imaginative power of the city of London has frequently inspired writers to their most creative flights of fantasy. Charting a new history of London fantasy writing from the Victorian era to the 21st century, Fairy Tales of London explores a powerful tradition of urban fantasy distinct from the rural tales of writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien. Hadas Elber-Aviram traces this urban tradition from Dickens, through the scientific Romances of H.G. Wells, the anti-fantasies of George Orwell and Mervyn Peake to contemporary science fiction and fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and China Mi ville.

About the Author

Hadas Elber-Aviram is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, London, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350110670
ISBN-10: 1350110671
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: February 11th, 2021
Pages: 312
Language: English
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