The Pre-Tolkein Challenge

Alexandru Constantine, the barbarian book clubber, has an intriguing idea that should appeal to all fans of fantastic literature.

In his words…

  • Identify 3 Fantasy stories written before Lord of the Rings was published. 3 stories written before 1954.

  • Review all three on your blog, focusing on pre-Tolkien differences of similarities, and making sure you let us know where we can find them for ourselves.

  • Share the challenge.

Not sure what I’ll have for this breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but I’m looking forward to this exploration of a strange culture.  You know what they say, the past is a foreign country, and it’s one I wouldn’t mind visiting to see how it differs from today.