Miss Hargreaves

A Fantasy

Author: Frank Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781872621845

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Page: 266

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When Norman Huntley and his friend Henry invent an 83-year-old woman called Miss Hargreaves, they are inspired to post a letter to their new fictional friend. It is only meant to be a silly, harmless game - until Miss Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep, complete with her cockatoo, her harp and her bath.
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The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald,Douglas Menville,Mary A. Burgess

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028763

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
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Mrs Ames

The Bloomsbury Group

Author: E.F. Benson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408813793

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Page: 320

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Reigning over a social merry-go-round of dinners and parties, Mrs Ames is the undisputed queen bee of Riseborough. That is, until vivacious new villager Mrs Evans catches the eye of both her son and her husband. Not content with captivating the men in her life, 'that wonderful creature' Mrs Evans becomes not just rival to Mrs Ames' marriage, but rival to her village throne. When the whole of Riseborough is invited to Mrs Evans' masked costume party, action must be taken. As the date looms, the irrepressible Mrs Ames resolves to seize the chance to win back her position, and thus, her man.
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Fantasy and Horror

A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature, Illustration, Film, TV, Radio, and the Internet

Author: Neil Barron,Marshall B. Tymn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 816

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More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.
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A patriot after all, 1940-1941

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 575

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For the twenty-month period of this volume, there are reproduced 123 book, 38 theatre, and 43 film reviews. Additionally, Inside the Whale, Orwell's first collection of essays, and The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius are reprinted here. Throughout this period Orwell kept a wartime diary, and its entries are printed chronologically with his reviews, essays, and letters. It was in 1941 that Orwell began his series of "London Letters" for Partisan Review, and the volume also includes Orwell's lecture notes for instructing members of his Home Guard platoon.
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