Astounding Illustrated History of Fantasy & Horror
Foreword by Ramsey Campbell
This new book reflects the roots in Gothic literature and follows a complementary path through the 20th century, to the movies of Peter Jackson, the success of streaming TV series such as Grimm, and the fantasy of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. From the wellspring of Frankenstein, Germanic fairy tales, and heroic, epic myths a dark and fantastic path can be found to the fragmentation of the 1930s: the schlock horror of early modern movies, the invention of High Fantasy by Tolkien and fellow Inkling C.S. Lewis, and the pulp magazine powerhouse Weird Tales with Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery archetype Conan.
A brilliant concoction of movie posters, stills, book covers, fantastic art and incredible timelines.Pub Date: 2018
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 192 pp.
Size: 30cm x 29cm
Made in China