Monday, November 01, 2004

Top 10 Fantasy novels

A selection by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, in The Guardian:
1. Grettir's Saga by Anon, 1320s (trans. Fox and Palsson 1974)
2. Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en, 16th century (trans. Arthur Waley 1942)
3. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, 1726
4. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, 1908
5. War in Heaven by Charles Williams, 1930
6. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, 1937
7. Titus Groan/Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake, 1946/1950
8. The Dying Earth by Jack Vance, 1950
9. The Ogre Downstairs by Diana Wynne Jones, 1974
10. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, 1979

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