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Fantasy literature is the body of written works that employ the motifs, themes, and stylistic approaches expected in the fantasy genre. [1]

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Anglo-Saxon paganism refers to the religious beliefs and practices followed by the Anglo-Saxons between the fifth and eighth centuries AD, during the initial period of Early Medieval England.

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Beowulf (in Old English) is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative long lines.

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula.

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Brandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975) is an American writer.

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Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.

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Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett (1948–2015), set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin.

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Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.

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Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany.

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Eric Rücker Eddison, CB, CMG (24 November 1882 – 18 August 1945) was an English civil servant and author, writing under the name "E.R. Eddison.".

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Evangeline Walton (24 November 1907 – 11 March 1996) was the pen name of Evangeline Wilna Ensley, an American author of fantasy fiction.

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Fairytale fantasy is distinguished from other subgenres of fantasy by the works' heavy use of motifs, and often plots, from folklore.

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The fantastic is a subgenre of literary works characterized by the ambiguous presentation of seemingly supernatural forces.

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The Fantastique is a French term for a literary and cinematic genre that overlaps with science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

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Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting.

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Fantasy films are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, mythology, folklore, or exotic fantasy worlds.

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Fantasy television is a genre of television programming featuring elements of the fantastic, often including magic, supernatural forces, or exotic fantasy worlds.

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Fantasy tropes are a specific type of literary tropes that occur in fantasy fiction.

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Farah Jane Mendlesohn (born 27 July 1968, Manchester) is a British academic historian and writer on science fiction and fantasy literature, as well as an active science fiction fan.

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Folklore can be described as traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practices that are passed on in large part through oral communication and example.

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George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.

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George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin; September 20, 1948), often referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer.

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A graphic novel is a book made up of comics content.

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Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.

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"Harry Potter fandom" refers to the community of fans of the Harry Potter books and movies who participate in entertainment activities that revolve around the series, such as reading and writing fan fiction, creating and soliciting fan art, engaging in role-playing games, socializing on Harry Potter-based forums, and more.

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High fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined either by its setting in an imaginary world or by the epic stature of its characters, themes and plot.

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His Dark Materials is an epic trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman consisting of Northern Lights (1995, published as The Golden Compass in North America), The Subtle Knife (1997), and The Amber Spyglass (2000).

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Though the fantasy genre in its modern sense is less than two centuries old, its antecedents have a long and distinguished history.

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Homer (Ὅμηρος, Hómēros) is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

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Joanne "Jo" Rowling, (born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (Tolkien pronounced his surname, see his phonetic transcription published on the illustration in The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Christopher Tolkien. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. (The History of Middle-earth; 6) ISBN 0-04-440162-0. In General American the surname is also pronounced. This pronunciation no doubt arose by analogy with such words as toll and polka, or because General American speakers realise as, while often hearing British as; thus or General American become the closest possible approximation to the Received Pronunciation for many American speakers. Wells, John. 1990. Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow: Longman, ISBN 0-582-05383-8 3 January 18922 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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The list of fantasy novels has been divided into the following three parts.

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Literature, in its broadest sense, is any written work; etymologically the term derives from Latin litaritura/litteratura "writing formed with letters", although some definitions include spoken or sung texts.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel ''Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus'' (1818).

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Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels.

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In narrative, a motif is any recurring element that has symbolic significance in a story.

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Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence.

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Neil Richard MacKinnon GaimanBorn as Neil Richard Gaiman, with "MacKinnon" added on the occasion of his marriage to Amanda Palmer.

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The Odyssey (Ὀδύσσεια Odýsseia, in Classical Attic) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.

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Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base).

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Patrick James Rothfuss (born June 6, 1973) is an American writer of epic fantasy and college lecturer.

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Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is a British writer.

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A portal in science fiction and fantasy is a technological or magical doorway that connects two distant locations separated by spacetime.

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In mythology and literature, a quest, a journey towards a goal, serves as a plot device and (frequently) as a symbol.

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James Oliver Rigney, Jr., (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007) better known by his pen name Robert Jordan,"Robert Jordan" was the name of the protagonist in the 1940 Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls.

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Stardust is a novel by Neil Gaiman, usually published with illustrations by Charles Vess.

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In literature, style refers to the codified gestures in which the author tells the story.

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Terry Goodkind (born in 1948) is an American writer.

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The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven high fantasy novels by author C. S. Lewis.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel and children's book by English author J. R. R. Tolkien.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950.

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The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien.

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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.

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The Subtle Knife, the second book in the His Dark Materials series, is a young-adult fantasy novel written by Philip Pullman and published in 1997.

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The Worm Ouroboros is a heroic high fantasy novel by Eric Rücker Eddison, first published in 1922.

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In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats.

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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.

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A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist.

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Worldbuilding is the process of constructing an imaginary world, sometimes associated with a whole fictional universe.

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