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Dragons of Fantasy: The Scaly Villains and Heroes of Tolkien, Rowling, McCaffrey, Pratchett and Other Fantasy Greats
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Dragons of Fantasy: The Scaly Villains and Heroes of Tolkien, Rowling, McCaffrey, Pratchett and Other Fantasy Greats (Paperback)

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Author Anne Petty looks at dragons in fantasy literature and offers something unique in this genre: a character study of the most fabulous beasts in myth and modern fiction. A survey of dragons from both western and eastern myths, sagas, legends, and fiction sets the stage for the character studies that make up the bulk of the book. Such things as duplicity (be careful when you make a bargain with a dragon!), cleverness in use of language (especially riddling), loyalty and lack thereof, and much more. Individual examples are culled from many well-known books, and Petty shows how each author develops those traits as character development in their stories, discussing imagery and dialogue, and how exotic dragons have become such a staple in modern fantasy. Two or three dragons from each author's works will be discussed, with each author confined to a single chapter, nearly 20 authors and their incredible dragons in all. An in-depth look at dragons in literature, from ancient myths and sagas to today's best fantasy writers,

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksLiterary companionsMind, Body & SpiritUnexplained phenomena / the paranormalMonsters & legendary beings Publisher: Cold Spring Press Publication Date: 18/05/2004 ISBN-13: 9781593600105  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anne C. Petty is the author of Tolkien in the Land of Heroes (Cold Spring Press, Aug. '03)

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