Fantasy Finder's Eternal Classics List
As years pass by, works that once was regarded as masterpieces fall into oblivion.
Only a precious few will still be read and loved generations after they were written.
Those few have - hardened by time - moved beyond good and bad, beyond literary criticism
and political correctness to a position of respect.
Writers like David Eddings, Robert Jordan and Tad Williams - whatever qualities their novels
might have, they still haven't reached this stage. Maybe they will, maybe they won't.
Only time can tell.
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Originally published as late as 1972, and more rabbits than magic - but despite this without a doubt a fantasy classic. And rightfully so.
Lately, Mr Adams has returned to the rabbits and published a collection of stories called "Tales from Watership Down", which got mixed reviews.
|Watership Down||Hardcover Large Print|
Robert E. Howard
Howard's Conan-stories - the original Sword & Sorcery stories - were originally published in pulp magazines in the U.S. in the 30's, mostly in Weird Tales.
In the 60's they were collected by L. Sprague de Camp who published them in anthologies with his own
Conan stories. Other people have written about Conan too - writers like Lin Carter and Robert Jordan.
Some of them may have written better stories - better in every possible way - but Howard's Conan is still the original,
the classic. Nobody can take that from Howard: he created Conan, a fantasy barbarian who conquered not only his own world but also our.
Through books, movies, comics, he has now become part of the general knowledge.
Unfortunately, the books seem to be out-of-print right now. But they will be reprinted, no doubt.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Although originally published as late as 1968 to 1972, this fantasy trilogy about the wizard Ged is an undisputed classic, well worth reading for people of all ages.
"Tehanu" is a fourth, and quite different, novel set in the same world. It was published in 1990 and is not considered a classic like the original trilogy.
- The Earthsea Trilogy
- A Wizard of Earthsea
- The Tombs of Atuan
- The Farthest Shore
|A Wizard of Earthsea||Library Binding|
|A Wizard of Earthsea||Paperback|
|The Tombs of Atuan||Library Binding|
|The Tombs of Atuan||Paperback|
|The Farthest Shore||Library Binding|
|The Farthest Shore||Paperback|
|The Farthest Shore||Audio Cassettes|
The short stories about Fafhrd and Grey-Mouser and life in and around the city of Lankhmar are some of the most read and loved of all sword & sorcery stories. Adventures with a good heart and a good laugh.
Recently republished in a four-book series.
|Ill Met in Lankhmar||Paperback|
|Lean Times in Lankhmar||Hardcover|
|Lean Times in Lankhmar||Paperback|
|Return to Lankhmar||Hardcover|
|Return to Lankhmar||Paperback|
|Farewell to Lankhmar||Hardcover|
C. S. Lewis
A classical and very original trilogy.
- The Gormenghast Novels
- Titus Groan
- Titus Alone
|The Gormenghast Novels||Trade Paperback|
T. H. White
One of the most famous - and most excentric - retellings of the Arthurian legends. Also the basis of the Disney movie "The Sword in the Stone". The Book of Merlin - the fifth, posthumously published, part of the cycle - isn't included in "The Once and Future King" one-volume editions.
- The Once and Future King
- The Sword in the Stone
- The Queen of Air and Darkness
- The Ill-Made Knight
- The Candle in the Wind
- The Book of Merlin
|The Once and Future King||Hardcover|
|The Once and Future King||Trade Paperback|
|The Once and Future King||Paperback|
|The Sword in the Stone||Hardcover|
|The Sword in the Stone||Paperback|
|The Book of Merlin||Trade Paperback|
|The Book of Merlin||Paperback|
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