0312158971 1st edition, 1st printing. Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, torn in one spot along top edge near head of spine. Top edge knocked near spine head, edge of pages and endpapers a little dirty. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.
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This huge volume is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the fantasy field, offering an exciting new analysis of this highly diverse and hugely popular sphere of literature, from precursors such as Shakespeare and Dante, through Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and L. Frank Baum to J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and their modern successors, like Ursula K. Le Guin, Peter S. Beagle, Stephen R. Donaldson and Jostein Gaarder. With over 4,000 entries and over 1 million words, it covers every aspect of fantasy - in literature, films, television, opera, art and comics.