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message 1: by Renee E (new)

Renee E What? No Abraham Merritt?


message 2: by Bryce (new)

Bryce Lowry I'm kind of curious as to how The Lord of the Rings made it onto the "Pre-Tolkien" fantasy list? Haha. ;)


message 3: by Noah (new)

Noah Bryce wrote: "I'm kind of curious as to how The Lord of the Rings made it onto the "Pre-Tolkien" fantasy list? Haha. ;)"

Seriously. It is obvious that they don't belong on this list. Is it possible to remove them?


message 4: by Antony (new)

Antony This is a fantastic list. I'm going to get lynched for it, but I haven't managed to even finish The Fellowship of The Ring. Every time I attempt it, I barely get to a few pages in and fall asleep. I find him grandiose and pompous (and apparently he was kind of racist). To see a list from authors of works before the Tolkien craze is a breath of fresh air :)


message 5: by Sattamander (new)

Sattamander Bryce wrote: "I'm kind of curious as to how The Lord of the Rings made it onto the "Pre-Tolkien" fantasy list? Haha. ;)"

Okay, I'm not the only one that had a problem with the "math" here :p


message 6: by Sattamander (new)

Sattamander No Francis Stevens?


message 7: by Sattamander (new)

Sattamander Renee wrote: "What? No Abraham Merritt?"

Like:
The Ship of Ishtar
Burn, Witch, Burn
Dwellers in the Mirage
and The Moon Pool?
The latter was the first I read but not the best in my opinion. The other three I found most enjoyable

Have another four loaded on the iPad.


message 8: by Renee E (new)

Renee E That would be the Abraham Merritt. "Dwellers" may have been my favorite, with "The Moon Pool" very close. Also "The Face in the Abyss."


message 9: by Bryce (new)

Bryce Lowry Antony wrote: "This is a fantastic list. I'm going to get lynched for it, but I haven't managed to even finish The Fellowship of The Ring. Every time I attempt it, I barely get to a few pages in and fall asleep. ..."

What on earth makes you think Tolkien was racist? He clearly said that he believed racism was wrong. If it's because all the characters in his books are white, then take a look at what Middle-Earth is. It's a hypothetical mythology for the Anglo-Saxons, a collection of very white Germanic tribes who existed from about 400 AD. to 1066 A.D. in Northern Europe, where everyone during ancient times was white.


message 10: by Ian (new)

Ian Casey Why is Narnia on here? The first book was published 1950.


message 11: by Huzefa (new)

Huzefa Why can't i see Hobbit here ?


message 12: by Huzefa (new)

Huzefa NM, i added it :)


message 13: by Ian (new)

Ian Casey Huzefa wrote: "NM, i added it :)"

This is a list of pre-Tolkien fantasy. It obviously shouldn't include Tolkien because he wasn't before himself. Please read the description.

"Fantasy books that predate J. R. R. Tolkien's influence on the fantasy genre that began with his publication of The Hobbit in 1937."


message 14: by Huzefa (new)

Huzefa Ian wrote: "Huzefa wrote: "NM, i added it :)"

This is a list of pre-Tolkien fantasy. It obviously shouldn't include Tolkien because he wasn't before himself. Please read the description.

"Fantasy books that ..."


Oops u r right :)
Honest mistake :P
I associated it with pr LOTR


message 15: by Booklovinglady (last edited Nov 09, 2015 07:13AM) (new)

Booklovinglady How do The Chronicles of Narnia (#24) predate The Hobbit? Either they don't or their date of first publication is wrong...


message 16: by Alma Q (new)

Alma Q Booklovinglady wrote: "How do The Chronicles of Narnia (#24) predate The Hobbit? Either they don't or their date of first publication is wrong..."

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message 17: by Joaquin (new)

Joaquin Mejia Antony wrote: "This is a fantastic list. I'm going to get lynched for it, but I haven't managed to even finish The Fellowship of The Ring. Every time I attempt it, I barely get to a few pages in and fall asleep. ..."
Tolkien may have written about the races in his stories with great detail but he does not really care for real-life racism.


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