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The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0142407224
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Download PDF or read online The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Book by Diana Wynne Jones and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2006-10-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The definitive edition of a cult classic by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones. Imagine that all fantasy novels—the ones featuring dragons, knights, wizards, and magic—are set in the same place. That place is called Fantasyland. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland is your travel guide, a handbook to everything you might find: Evil, the Dark Lord, Stew, Boots (but not Socks), and what passes for Economics and Ecology. Both a hilarious send-up of the cliches of the genre and an indispensable guide for writers, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland has been nearly impossible to find for years. Now this cult classic is back, and readers can experience Diana Wynne Jones at her very best: incisive, funny, and wildly imaginative. This is the definitive edition of The Tough Guide, featuring a new map, an entirely new design, and additional material written for it by Diana Wynne Jones. World Fantasy Award Finalist A Hugo Award Finalist (Nonfiction)

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The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

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ISBN : 9780575075924
Pages : 243 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Book by Diana Wynne Jones and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This authoritative A-Z constitutes an essential source of information for all who dare to venture into the imaginative hinterlands. It provides acute insights into such mysteries as how HORSES reproduce, the varying types of VIRGIN and the importance of CLOAKS to those wondering about going on a quest with a fellowship (of the Ring or otherwise).Features include:* A map.* Lively background on those you will meet, including:BARBARIAN HORDES, lots and lots of wild-seeming people advancing under a cloud of dust in order to devastate more civilised parts and ELVES, who claim they did not evolve like humans . . . Certainly there seems to be no such thing as the Elvish ancestral ape.* Full details on the catering arrangements:BEER always foams and is invariably delivered in tankards. What do you mean, 'it tastes awful'? The Management is not concerned with the taste of it. That is your funeral.* Useful hints on coping in Fantasyland:ARMOUR is generally regarded as cheating. TORTURE is obligatory at some stage.

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Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317935756
Pages : 164 pages
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Download PDF or read online Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature Book by Caroline Webb and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-09-15 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers.

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J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 0415969425
Pages : 810 pages
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Download PDF or read online J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia Book by Michael D. C. Drout and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2007 with total page 810 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

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Stories about Stories

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199316074
Pages : 251 pages
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Download PDF or read online Stories about Stories Book by Brian Attebery and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-02 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The first comprehensive study of fantasy's uses of myth, this book offers insights into the genre's popularity and cultural importance. Combining history, folklore, and narrative theory, Attebery's study explores familiar and forgotten fantasies and shows how the genre is also an arena for negotiating new relationships with traditional tales.

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The Sex Column and Other Misprints

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Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 1930997787
Pages : 246 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Sex Column and Other Misprints Book by David Langford and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2005-07-01 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A collection of columns by the author, some previously published in SFX magazine.

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Four British Fantasists

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 1461658705
Pages : 322 pages
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Download PDF or read online Four British Fantasists Book by Charles Butler and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2006-04-25 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Four British Fantasists explores the work of four of the most successful and influential of the generation of fantasy writes who rose to prominence in the "second Golden Age" of children's literature in Britain: Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Penelope Lively.

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Politics and Medievalism (studies)

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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN : 1843845563
Pages : 264 pages
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Download PDF or read online Politics and Medievalism (studies) Book by Karl Fugelso and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2020 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the Middle Ages,

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Animals in Young Adult Fiction

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ISBN : 081086942X
Pages : 268 pages
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Download PDF or read online Animals in Young Adult Fiction Book by Walter Hogan and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Of the many themes occurring in young adult literature, one that bears more extensive exploration is the adolescent-animal connection. Although substantial critical commentary has addressed children's animal stories and animals in adult fiction, very few studies have been devoted to adolescent-animal encounters. In Animals in Young Adult Fiction, Walter Hogan examines several hundred novels and stories to explore the ways in which animals are represented in these works. In additional to providing an historical survey, Hogan looks at both realistic fiction and speculative works, including fantasy, supernatural, horror, and science fiction. Hogan reviews stories that feature wild animal encounters, stories centered on relationships with horses, dogs, and other working and performing animals, and those featuring relationships with pets. Drawing upon established scholarship, this book examines human-animal relationships from multiple angles, making it an invaluable resource for librarians, teachers, and students of children's and young adult literature.

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Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

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Pages : 366 pages
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Download PDF or read online Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling Book by Monica Valentinelli and published by Apex Book Company. This book was released on 2016-12-13 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :

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Fire and Hemlock

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 110156699X
Pages : 432 pages
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Download PDF or read online Fire and Hemlock Book by Diana Wynne Jones and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-04-12 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A fantastic tale by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Garth Nix. Polly Whittacker has two sets of memories. In the first, things are boringly normal; in the second, her life is entangled with the mysterious, complicated cellist Thomas Lynn. One day, the second set of memories overpowers the first, and Polly knows something is very wrong. Someone has been trying to make her forget Tom - whose life, she realizes, is at supernatural risk. Fire and Hemlock is a fantasy filled with sorcery and intrigue, magic and mystery - and a most unusual and satisfying love story. Widely considered to be one of Diana Wynne Jones's best novels, the Firebird edition of Fire and Hemlock features an introduction by the acclaimed Garth Nix - and an essay about the writing of the book by Jones herself.

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The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317044266
Pages : 640 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters Book by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

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Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1610694619
Pages : 645 pages
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Download PDF or read online Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition Book by Cynthia Orr and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-04-23 with total page 645 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres. • Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading • Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference • Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 083893577X
Pages : 228 pages
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Download PDF or read online Quick and Popular Reads for Teens Book by Pam Spencer Holley and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.

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Diana Wynne Jones

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ISBN : 113546135X
Pages : 260 pages
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Download PDF or read online Diana Wynne Jones Book by Farah Mendlesohn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : British author Diana Wynne Jones has been writing speculative fiction for children for more than thirty years. A clear influence on more recent writers such as J. K. Rowling, her humorous and exciting stories of wizard's academies, dragons, and griffins-many published for children but read by all ages-are also complexly structured and thought provoking critiques of the fantasy tradition. This is the first serious study of Jones's work, written by a renowned science fiction critic and historian. In addition to providing an overview of Jones's work, Farah Mendlesohn also examines Jones's important critiques of the fantastic tradition's ideas about childhood and adolescence. This book will be of interest to Jones's many admirers and to those who study fantasy and children's literature.

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Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction

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Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440866171
Pages : 766 pages
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Download PDF or read online Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] Book by Gary Westfahl and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole