BLAST No. 1 - Various
BLAST, edited by Wyndham Lewis and subtitled Review of the Great British Vortex, is the journal of the short-lived Vorticist movement in British art. Influenced by Cubism, Futurism, and Imagism in literature, Vorticism embraced the modern and turned towards abstraction. The first issue of BLAST...
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The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician
The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician - Edwin Lester Arnold
Phra was a Phoenician merchant and warrior who settled in the South of England as the husband of the British Princess Broadwyn. He was killed in a Roman invasion but woke up hundreds of years later to find Brodwin carefully tattooing his family and village history onto his body. And ed a role in...
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The Story of the Glittering Plain
The Story of the Glittering Plain - William Morris
In this early example of the modern fantasy genre, Hallblithe, a warrior of the Crow family, goes in search of the pirates who have taken his unfaithful virgin hostage. Hallblithe is kidnapped and sails to Ransom Island accompanied by the giant Puny Fox. To continue his search for his beloved, he...
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The Spirit of Bambatse
The Spirit of Bambatse - H. Rider Haggard
Romance, shipwreck, and the search for buried Portuguese treasure in the Transvaal. All the elements of the imperial adventure made Haggard one of the best-selling authors of the early 20th century. The Spirit of Bambatse was also published as Benita: African Romance, which has been reprinted...
The Roots of the Mountains
The Roots of the Mountains - William Morris
Roots of the Mountains is the second in a planned three-part historical novel series set in a pre-medieval Germanic world (a third is in the works). It followed the theme of "Wolf House," released in the same year and entered the later generations. A loose alliance of Dusky Men,...
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Prose Romances from the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
Prose Romances from the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine - William Morris
William Morris established the high fantasy genre in a series of short stories in his later years. But he had experimented with the genre in novels he wrote for Cambridge Magazine as early as 1856 when he was a student at Oxford. Published posthumously in book form and reprinted as the eighth...
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Nada the Lily
Nada the Lily - H. Rider Haggard
A classic tale of love and revenge set in the Zulu kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal in modern South Africa. Nada the Lily, a work of fiction loosely related to actual historical events, is unusual in British Empire literature because its characters are entirely black African. Narrated by Mobo, witch doctor...
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Jaufry the Knight and the Fair Brunissende
Jaufry the Knight and the Fair Brunissende - Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon
Taulat de Rugimon came to King Arthur's court and stabbed one of Arthur's knights. Jaufry is a young and ambitious knight who sets out to avenge an insult to Arthur's court. After a series of bizarre adventures, Jaufry catches up with Taulat and wins the Brunissende Fair. Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon,...
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The Haunted Woman
The Haunted Woman - David Lindsay
Isabel Loment is engaged to the loving but aloof Marshall Stokes. In search of an apartment for her aunt, she comes to Runhill Court, an old house with a mysterious staircase only the discerning can see. As she climbs the stairs, she meets Henry Judge, owner of Runhill Court, and develops a...
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The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed
The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed - Cenydd Morus
Cenydd Morus (Kenneth Morris) imaginatively retells the story of the Mabinogion, a great work of Welsh literature first seen in the 12th/13th centuries. Century was recorded. Morris's version, written while working for the Theosophical Society of California revives deities he believes have...
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