"The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- J.R.R. Tolkien (1892/1973) -- The Lord of the Rings -- Robert E. Howard (1906/1936) -- Conan -- Superman -- The inheritors -- Conclusion.