From the time of Charles Dickens, the imaginative power of the city of London has frequently inspired writers to their most creative flights of fantasy. Charting a new history of London fantasy writing from the Victorian era to the 21st century, Fairy Tales of London explores a powerful tradition of urban fantasy distinct from the rural tales of writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien. Hadas Elber-Aviram traces this urban tradition from Dickens, through the scientific Romances of H.G. Wells, the anti-fantasies of George Orwell and Mervyn Peake to contemporary science fiction and fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and China Mieville.
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Hadas Elber-Aviram is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, London, UK.
Introduction: A Tale of Two Fantasies: The Rural Imagination and the Urban Fancy
1. The Phantom on Oxford Street: Dickens's Crepuscular Fairyland
2. The Martian on Primrose Hill: Wells's Scientific Romance
3. The Bells of Lost London: Orwell's and Peake's Anti-Fantasies
4. New Worlds, Dingy Lavatories: Urban Fantasy Renewed
5. My Home, The City: Secondary-World London
Afterword - A Tale of Myriad Fantasies: 21st Century Urban Fantasy and Beyond