1966. 1st edition. Previous owner's signature. Very good cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Item #332577
Physical description: xi, 148 pages; 21 cm. Notes: Includes bibliographical references. Contents: Essays: On stories -- On three ways of writing for children -- Sometimes fairy stories may say best what's to be said -- On juvenile tastes -- It all began with a picture-- On criticism -- On science fiction -- A reply to Professor Haldane -- Unreal estates; Stories: The shoddy lands -- Ministering angels -- Forms of things unknown -- After ten years (with notes by Roger Lancelyn Green and Alastair Fowler). Subjects: Essays. Short stories. English essays 20th century. English fiction History and criticism. Literature. Literature History and criticism. Fiction Authorship. Fantasy fiction, English History and criticism. Genre: Bibliography. Literature. Summary: The contemporary writer discusses elements in fairy tales and science fiction, often overlooked by critics and presents three selections from his own works. Bibliogs.