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ISBN13: 9780142407226
ISBN10: 0142407224
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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.

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A Hugo Award Finalist (Nonfiction)

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An uproarious comprehensive guide for those undertaking tours of Fantasyland, this authoritative A-Z guide constitutes an essential source of information for all who dare to venture into the imaginative hinterlands, providing acute insights into such subjects as: the varying types of virgin, why High Priests are invariably evil, how Dark Lords always have minions, and why Cooks all have filthy tempers.

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Barbara Gordon, February 27, 2007 (view all comments by Barbara Gordon)
Whether you're a reader of fantasy or a hopeful writer of fantasy, this book is invaluable. Presented in the format of a standard travel guide, it's a hilarious guided tour through the cliches and assumptions of 'extruded fantasy product', portrayed with affectionate mockery. If you've ever wondered why everyone eats stew and gruel, or why nobody in fantasy novels ever goes to the bathroom (and whether those two questions are connected) this book will explain all. You'll never look at a trilogy the same way again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142407226
Author:
Jones, Diana Wynne
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Children's stories, English
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Children s-Collections
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.20x5.62x.66 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , An uproarious comprehensive guide for those undertaking tours of Fantasyland, this authoritative A-Z guide constitutes an essential source of information for all who dare to venture into the imaginative hinterlands, providing acute insights into such subjects as: the varying types of virgin, why High Priests are invariably evil, how Dark Lords always have minions, and why Cooks all have filthy tempers.

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