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The Treasury of the Fantastic


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The fantastic, the supernatural, the poetic, and the macabre entwine in this incomparable culmination of storytelling. Imaginative stories of wit and intelligence weave through vivid landscapes that are alternately wondrous and terrifying. As major literary figures from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—from Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Edith Wharton to Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde—these masters of English and American literature created unforgettable tales where goblins and imps comingle with humans from all walks of life.

This deftly curated assemblage of notable classics and unexpected gems from the pre-Tolkien era will captivate and enchant readers. Forerunners of todays speculative fiction, these are the authors that changed the fantasy genre forever.

About the Author

David Sandner is a writer, an editor, and a professor of romanticism and children's literature at California State University-Fullerton. He is the author of The Fairy Way of Writing and The Fantastic Sublime, and the editor of Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Asimov's SF, Baseball FantasticPulphouse, Realms of Fantasy, and Weird Tales. He lives in Fullerton, California. Jacob Weisman is the founder, editor, and publisher at Tachyon Publications. His writing has appeared in the Cooper Point Journal, the Nation, Realms of Fantasy, the Seattle Weekly, and in the college textbook, Sport in Contemporary Society. He is the series editor for anthologies including Crucified Dreams: Tales of Urban Horror, The Secret History of Fantasy, and The Urban Fantasy Anthology. He lives in San Francisco. Peter S. Beagle is the author of A Fine and Private Place, The Innkeepers Song, The Last Unicorn, The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche, Tamsin, and We Never Talk About My Brother. He lives in Oakland, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Peter S. Beagle

Foreword by David Sandner and Jacob Weisman

“Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Darkness” by Lord Byron

“La Belle Dame Sans Merci” by John Keats

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving

“Peter Rugg, the Missing Man” by William Austin

“The Mortal Immortal” by Mary Shelley

“Young Goodman Brown” by Nathanial Hawthorne

“The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe

“Morte dArthur” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti

“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson

“The Golden Key” by George MacDonald

“Carmilla” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

“Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll

“The Ogre Courting” by Juliana Horatia Ewing

“The Ghostly Rental” by Henry James

“The Dong With the Luminous Nose” by Edward Lear

“The New Mother” by Lucy Lane Clifford

“The Griffin and the Minor Canon” by Frank Stockton

“The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde

“The Stolen Child” by W. B. Yeats

“An Occurrence at Owl Creek” by Ambrose Bierce

“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman

“The Bottle Imp” by Robert Louis Stevenson

“A Moth: Genus Unknown” by H. G. Wells

“Cassildas Song” by Robert W. Chambers

“The Library Window” by Margaret Oliphant

“The True Lover” by A. E. Houseman

“The Blind God” Laurence Houseman

“The Reluctant Dragon” by Kenneth Grahame

“The Book of Beasts” by Edith Nesbit

“The Monkeys Paw” by W. W. Jacobs

“Casting the Runes” by M. R. James

“They” by Rudyard Kipling

“The Sword of Welleran” by Lord Dunsany

“The Celestial Omnibus” by E. M. Forster

“The Eyes” by Edith Wharton

“The Ghost Ship” by Richard Middleton

“The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare

“Red-Peach-Blossom Inlet” by Kenneth Morris

“The Mysterious Stranger” by Mark Twain

“Enoch Soames” by Max Beerbohm

“Climax for a Ghost Story” by I. A. Ireland

“A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf

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Sandner, David
Tachyon Publications
Beagle, Peter S.
Weisman, Jacob
Anthologies (multiple authors)
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