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Before there were lovable green ogres called Shrek and kid wizards named Harry Potter, there were the 10 best fantasy short stories published in English during the first half of the nineteenth century. These excellent stories have been uncovered by Andrew Barger, awarding winning editor of 6a66le: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 and BlooDeath: The Best Vampire Shor Before there were lovable green ogres called Shrek and kid wizards named Harry Potter, there were the 10 best fantasy short stories published in English during the first half of the nineteenth century. These excellent stories have been uncovered by Andrew Barger, awarding winning editor of 6a66le: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 and BlooDeath: The Best Vampire Short Stories 1800-1849. In old magazines and forgotten journals, Andrew read well over 100 fantasy short stories and settled on the very best for this fantasy anthology. He provides a list, at the back of the collection, of the stories considered along with the author and year of publication. Andrew further includes background introductions to each story and author photos, where available. But his treatment of some of the earliest stories in the genre gets even better with annotations of the stories, which allow readers to peek behind the stories. 2015 Middle Unearthed, an Introduction — Andrew Barger 1836 “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton” — Charles Dickens 1839 “The Kelpie Rock” — Joseph Holt Ingraham 1831 “Transformation” — Mary Shelley 1819 “Rip Van Winkle” — Washington Irving 1824 “Lilian of the Vale” — George Darley 1835 “The Doom of Soulis” — John MacKay Wilson 1827 “The Dwarf Nose” — Wilhelm Hauff 1829 “Seddik Ben Saad the Magician” — D.C. 1845 “The Witch Caprusche” — Elizabeth F. Ellet 1837 “The Pale Lady” — George Soane Take a wondrous journey into the early unknown and read the 10 best fantasy stories from 1800-1849 today.


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Before there were lovable green ogres called Shrek and kid wizards named Harry Potter, there were the 10 best fantasy short stories published in English during the first half of the nineteenth century. These excellent stories have been uncovered by Andrew Barger, awarding winning editor of 6a66le: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 and BlooDeath: The Best Vampire Shor Before there were lovable green ogres called Shrek and kid wizards named Harry Potter, there were the 10 best fantasy short stories published in English during the first half of the nineteenth century. These excellent stories have been uncovered by Andrew Barger, awarding winning editor of 6a66le: The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 and BlooDeath: The Best Vampire Short Stories 1800-1849. In old magazines and forgotten journals, Andrew read well over 100 fantasy short stories and settled on the very best for this fantasy anthology. He provides a list, at the back of the collection, of the stories considered along with the author and year of publication. Andrew further includes background introductions to each story and author photos, where available. But his treatment of some of the earliest stories in the genre gets even better with annotations of the stories, which allow readers to peek behind the stories. 2015 Middle Unearthed, an Introduction — Andrew Barger 1836 “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton” — Charles Dickens 1839 “The Kelpie Rock” — Joseph Holt Ingraham 1831 “Transformation” — Mary Shelley 1819 “Rip Van Winkle” — Washington Irving 1824 “Lilian of the Vale” — George Darley 1835 “The Doom of Soulis” — John MacKay Wilson 1827 “The Dwarf Nose” — Wilhelm Hauff 1829 “Seddik Ben Saad the Magician” — D.C. 1845 “The Witch Caprusche” — Elizabeth F. Ellet 1837 “The Pale Lady” — George Soane Take a wondrous journey into the early unknown and read the 10 best fantasy stories from 1800-1849 today.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Mustread

    Listened to "The Witch Caprusche" by Elizabeth F. Ellet on Classic Tales Podcast episode #663 012420

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    What I adored about this book is the same thing I despised! My Left Brain says: The most wondrous storytelling alongside detailed comments on history, concepts, and whatnot. As a literature admirer I was awed! So much was provided in this one book! My Right Brain says: Why is ONLY half the book the stories themselves?!? As a reader of fairy tales, I advise one to flip straight to each story as they are the WHOLE reason one would want to read this book! Whole Brain agrees: An entire selection of What I adored about this book is the same thing I despised! My Left Brain says: The most wondrous storytelling alongside detailed comments on history, concepts, and whatnot. As a literature admirer I was awed! So much was provided in this one book! My Right Brain says: Why is ONLY half the book the stories themselves?!? As a reader of fairy tales, I advise one to flip straight to each story as they are the WHOLE reason one would want to read this book! Whole Brain agrees: An entire selection of nothing but wonders! Lastly, my late Mother's voice reminds me to say: My special thanks to editor ANDREW BARGER for this awesome GOODREADS giveaway prize.

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