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

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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 Mieville.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 24/12/2020 ISBN-13: 9781350110670  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Hadas Elber-Aviram is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, London, UK.

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