Fantasy in the 19th and 20th century
SF/FANTASY
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- Fantasy in the 19th century
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- The beginning of the 20th century
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- The Inklings
- CS Lewis
- JRR Tolkien
- Types of Fantasy
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- Myths and Legends
- Secondary Worlds

  • Charles Williams society

  • Into the Wardrobe: The C. S. Lewis Web Site

  • JRR Tolikien biography

  • More links to sites about JRR Tolkien can be found among my
    Tolkien-links

  • More links to sites about these fantasy authors can be found among my
    fantasy links
  • CS Lewis

    The Inklings: C.S. Lewis

    Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was born 29th of November in Belfast. His parents were very interested in literature, and naturally Lewis took and interest in the world of books as well. By the age of sixteen he discovered fantasy, he had earlier been interested in the worlds of fairy-tales and was now inspired by Morris, MacDonald and Haggard. He came to Oxford after World War One, and revceived a degree in 1922. He became immediatly an employee of the university and later on Professor of Mediaeval and Renasissance English.
    The novel "The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity Reason and Romanticism", 1933 becamed his first fantasynovel and an allegory of Lewis own path to religion. His most known novels for adults, is the trilogy about Ransom: "Out of the Silent Planet", 1938, "Perelandra", 1943 and "That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy Tale for Grown-ups", 1945 which starts out as tales of science fiction to evolve to fantasy.
    The novels Lewis became famous with was the seven books about the kingdom of Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia), his only books written for children.
    "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", 1950 was the first in the series and is about how some children are sent to live with there uncle in the countryside while war world two rages. The house is very big and when they plat hide-and-seek they bump into a closet that leads to the kingdom of Narnia. Narnia is an alternative world where the animals can talk and the land suffers from neverending winter because of the evil White witch.

    - JRR Tolkien


    Books at Amazon.co.uk (England):
    Out of the Silent Planet - Book 1 (1938)
    Perelandra - Book 2
    That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy Tale for Grown-ups - Book 3 (1945)
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, först publicerad

    Books at Amazon.com (USA):
    The Pilgrim's Regress : An Allegorical Apology for Christianity Reason and Romanticism
    Out of the Silent Planet - Book 1 (1938)
    Perelandra - Book 2
    That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy Tale for Grown-ups - Book 3 (1945)
    The Chronicles of Narnia, alla sju delarna
    The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, först publicerad

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