Book Review – The Treasure of the Fantastic edited by Sandner and Weisman

This is a great, pretty comprehensive tome of fantasy tales. I have read and enjoyed almost all the authors and was pleased by the diversity of the tales, from gothic romance to horror and time travel, with authors who are not always associated with fantasy. The 44 stories here are all imaginative, some surreal, and created a spring board for budding writers in the following years. The stories were written from the late 1800’s to 1920 so there is an old world feeling to them. This wasn’t a book I could get through quickly, so I read the stories with days between them which helped me enjoy each story. A classic to keep on the shelves, and a great way to introduce yourself to the fantasy authors who helped shaped the current generation of fantasy writers