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Fantasy fiction

LC control 85047114
LC classificationPN3435 History and criticism
PN6071.F25 Collections
Topical headingFantasy fiction
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Variant(s)Fantastic fiction
Heroic fantasy (Fiction)
See alsoFantasy literature
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Found inFilmer-Davies, K. Fantasy fiction and Welsh myth, 1996.
Web. 3 (Fantasy fiction: imaginative fiction dependent for effect on strangeness of setting and of characters)
Ruse, C. The Cassell dict. of lit. and lang., 1992 (Fantasy: any piece of writing that extends the imagination beyond what seems possible; often inventing imaginary worlds set in the past and future)
Holman, C.H. A handbk. to lit., 1980 (Fantasy: applied to a work which takes place in a nonexistent and unreal world and/or employs physical and scientific principles not yet discovered)
Concise Ox. dict. of lit. terms, 1990 (Fantasy: a general term for any kind of fictional work that is not primarily devoted to realistic representation of the known world)
GSAFD (Fantasy fiction: use for works that feature imaginary worlds, extraordinary creatures, sorcerers, epic quests and magic)