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Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Classic Fantasy books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

The Big Book of Classic Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction (2013)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfFantastic fiction has existed since man’s earliest days of telling tales around a fire. It deals with our most powerful emotions: fear, love and hope. Throughout its history, the short story has always been its most vital form. In short fiction, the boundaries of genre have been established, broken and re-established; the field has become differentiated and complex.
Author(s): Franz Kafka, HP Lovecraft, et al.

Enchantment: A Classic Fantasy with a Modern Twist (2000)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and sent the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek’s farm.Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married.
Author(s): Orson Scott Card

Seventh Dimension – The Door: A Young Adult Christian Fantasy (2013)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf2013 International Book Awards Finalist2013 Grace Awards Finalist2013 Selah Awards Finalist2013 Readers’ Favorite Finalist2014 Book Goodies Best Cover Contest Winner, YA categorySeventh Dimension – The Door, A Young Adult Christian Fantasy, is the first book in the Seventh Dimension Series that combines contemporary, historical, and fantasy elements into a Christian “coming-of-age” story.
Author(s): Lorilyn Roberts

The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfQuite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time—past, present, and future! What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E.
Author(s): Jeff VanderMeer, Ann Vandermeer

Compulsory Games (New York Review Books Classics) (2018)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfRobert Aickman’s self-described “strange stories” are confoundingly and uniquely his own. These superbly written tales terrify not with standard thrills and gore but through a radical overturning of the laws of nature and everyday life.
Author(s): Robert Aickman, Victoria Nelson

The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic (2001)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton. Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse.
Author(s): Charles Dixon, J. R. R. Tolkien , et al.

Vintage Classic Coloring Pages: Adult Coloring Book (Relaxing coloring pages, Stress Relieving Designs, People, Animals, Flowers, Fairies and More) (2018)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHere are unique vintage pictures of painter Tatiana Bogema. These pictures have been made within many years period. Some pictures are made on demand and were granted by owners specially for this book. Tatiana has been not intended to publish these pictures, but a lot of people are asking her about new book with pictures like that. She spent several months to collect and process all these pictures. And finally here is the book. Enjoy these rare vintage pictures and color with pleasure!
Author(s): Bogema (Stolova), Tatiana

The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies (Penguin Classics) (2014)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfNot just any fantasy, horror, and science fiction author could impress H. P. Lovecraft into calling him “unexcelled by any other writer, dead or living” or compel Fritz Lieber to employ the worthy term sui generis. Clark Ashton Smith—autodidact, prolific poet, amateur philosopher, bizarre sculptor, and unmatched storyteller—simply wrote like no one else, before or since.
Author(s): Clark Ashton Smith, S. T. Joshi

Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space: The Authorized Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series, Volume 2 (2016)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfLost in Space was the first prime time weekly television series to take viewers into outer space’s strange new alien worlds – something the networks believed impossible on a TV budget and schedule. In this exciting new book series, you are whisked back in time to the production offices, writers’ conferences, and sound stages for the making of this iconic series.
Author(s): Marc Cushman , Mark Alfred, et al.

Black Unicorn (Ibooks Fantasy Classics) (2005)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfNobody knew where it had come from, or what it wanted. Not even Jaive, the sorceress, could fathom the mystery of the fabled beast. But Tanaquil, Jaive’s completely unmagical daughter, understood it at once. She knew why the unicorn was there: It had come for her. It needed her. Tanaquil was amazed because she was the girl with no talent for magic. She could only fiddle with broken bits of machinery and make them work again. What could she do for a unicorn?
Author(s): Tanith Lee

Vintage Classic Coloring Pages III: Relaxing coloring pages, Stress Relieving Designs, Dragons, Women, Beasts, Fairies and More (2019)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHere are vintage pictures part three of painter artist Tatiana Bogema. Many of you liked first two books of vintage coloring pages and want more, so artist decided to make third part of this book using newly created pictures in vintage style. This book is more complicated as previous books. Enjoy these vintage pictures and color with pleasure! 25 unique images! Each image printed on one side with black colored back side. It helps so much for markers, gel pens, and watercolor pencils.
Author(s): Bogema (Stolova), Tatiana

Snes Classic: The Ultimate Guide to Final Fantasy III (2018)

 Best Classic Fantasy Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfEmperor Gestahl is on the verge of world conquest! With a combination of technology and magic, it’s up to you to create your own team of characters and halt the Gestahlian Empire’s assault. This book is a reference guide in The Ultimate Guide series, allowing you to discover the quest on your own while giving you all of the information needed to succeed.
Author(s): Blacknes Guy

Best Classic Fantasy Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some classic fantasy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Once And Future Antiquities In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Author(s): Brett M. Rogers, Benjamin Eldon Stevens
ID: 2454306, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic/Bloomsbury Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Classical traditions in modern fantasy

Author(s): Rogers, Brett M.; Stevens, Benjamin Eldon
ID: 1703256, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 30 Mb, Format: pdf

Dream, Fantasy, and Visual Art in Roman Elegy

Author(s): Emma Scioli
ID: 1640595, Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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