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Book of Fantasy, the (1940) [Anthology]
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa Thomas Bailey Aldrich Leonid Andreyev Petronius Arbiter John Aubrey J. G. Ballard Max Beerbohm Ambrose Bierce Adolfo Bioy Casares Léon Bloy Jorge Luis Borges Ray Bradbury Tor Åge Bringsvaerd Martin Buber Arturo Cancela Thomas Carlyle Lewis Carroll G. K. Chesterton Ah'med Ech Chiruani Jean Cocteau Julio Cortázar Santiago Dabove Alexandra David-Neel Walter de la Mare Pilar de Lusarreta Lord Dunsany Macedonio Fernández James George Frazer Elena Garro Herbert A. Giles Nathaniel Hawthorne Delia Ingenieros I. A. Ireland W. W. Jacobs James Joyce Franz Kafka Rudyard Kipling Leopoldo Lugones Arthur Machen Juan Manuel Guy de Maupassant Edwin Morgan H. A. Murena Niu Chiao Silvina Ocampo P'u Sung Ling Giovanni Papini Carlos Peralta Barry Perowne Manuel Peyrou Edgar Allan Poe Francois Rabelais Saki Mary Shelley May Sinclair W. W. Skeat Olaf Stapledon Emanuel Swedenborg Leo Tolstoy B. Traven Ts'ao Hsueh-Ch'in Chuang Tzu Auguste Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Voltaire Evelyn Waugh Edith Wharton Edward Lucas White Juan Rudolfo Wilcock Oscar Wilde Richard Wilhelm G. Willoughby-Meade Wu Ch'Eng En William Butler Yeats José Zorrilla Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Edited by Jorge Luís Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo.


  • Sennin by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
  • A Woman Alone with Her Soul by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Ben-Tobith by Leonid Andreyev
  • The Phantom Basket by John Aubrey
  • The Drowned Giant by J. G. Ballard
  • Enoch Soames by Max Beerbohm
  • The Tail of the Sphinx by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Squid in Its Own Ink by Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • Guilty Eyes by Ah‘med Ech Chiruani
  • Anything You Want!... by Léon Bloy
  • Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luís Borges
  • Odin by Jorge Luís Borges and Delia Ingenieros
  • The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind by Ray Bradbury
  • The Man Who Collected the First of September, 1973 by Tor Åge Bringsvaerd
  • The Careless Rabbi by Martin Buber
  • The Tale and the Poet by Sir Richard Burton
  • Fate Is a Fool by Arturo Cancela and Pilar de Lusarreta
  • An Actual Authentic Ghost [from Sartor Resartus] by Thomas Carlyle
  • The Red King’s Dream [from Through the Looking-Glass] by Lewis Carroll
  • The Tree of Pride by G. K. Chesterton
  • The Tower of Babel by G. K. Chesterton
  • The Dream of the Butterfly by Chuang Tzu
  • The Look of Death by Jean Cocteau
  • House Taken Over by Julio Cortázar
  • Being Dust by Santiago Dabove
  • A Parable of Gluttony [from With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet] by Alexandra David-Neel
  • The Persecution of the Master [from With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet] by Alexandra David-Neel
  • The Idle City by Lord Dunsany
  • Tantalia by Macedonio Fernández
  • Eternal Life [from The Golden Bough] by J. G. Frazer
  • A Secure Home by Elena Garro
  • The Man Who Did Not Believe in Miracles [from Confucianism and Its Rivals] by Herbert A. Giles
  • Earth’s Holocaust by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Ending for a Ghost Story by I. A. Ireland
  • The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs
  • What Is a Ghost? [from Ulysses] by James Joyce
  • May Goulding [from Ulysses] by James Joyce
  • The Wizard Passed Over by Don Juan Manuel
  • Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk by Franz Kafka
  • Before the Law by Franz Kafka
  • The Return of Imray by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Horses of Abdera by Leopoldo Lugones
  • The Ceremony by Arthur Machen
  • The Riddle by Walter de la Mare
  • Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Shadow of the Players [from The Weekend Guide to Wales] by Edwin Morgan
  • The Cat by H. A. Murena
  • The Story of the Foxes by Niu Chiao
  • The Atonement by Silvina Ocampo
  • The Man Who Belonged to Me by Giovanni Papini
  • Rani by Carlos Peralta
  • The Blind Spot by Barry Perowne
  • The Wolf [from The Satyricon] by Petronius
  • The Bust by Manuel Peyrou
  • The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Tiger of Chao-ch’êng by P’u Sung Ling
  • How We Arrived at the Island of Tools [from Pantagruel] by François Rabelais
  • The Music on the Hill by Saki
  • Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched by May Sinclair
  • The Cloth Which Weaves Itself [from Malay Magic] by W. W. Skeat
  • Universal History [from Star Maker] by Olaf Stapledon
  • A Theologian in Death by Emanuel Swedenborg
  • The Encounter [anonymous, T'ang Dynasty]
  • The Three Hermits by Leo Tolstoy
  • Macario by B. Traven
  • The Infinite Dream of Pao-Yu by Ts’ao Chan (Hsueh Ch’in)
  • The Mirror to Wind-and-Moon by Ts’ao Chan (Hsueh Ch’in)
  • The Desire to Be a Man by Villiers de l’Isle-Adam
  • Memnon, or Human Wisdom by Voltaire
  • The Man Who Liked Dickens by Evelyn Waugh
  • Pomegranate Seed by Edith Wharton
  • Lukundoo by Edward Lucas White
  • The Donguys by Juan Rudolfo Wilcock
  • Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde
  • The Sorcerer of the White Lotus Lodge by Richard Wilhelm
  • The Celestial Stag by G. Willoughby-Meade
  • Saved by the Book by G. Willoughby-Meade
  • The Reanimated Englishman [from Roger Dodsworth] by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • The Sentence by Wu Ch’Eng En
  • The Sorcerers by William Butler Yeats
  • Fragment [from Don Juan Tenorio] by José Zorrilla

Original title: Antología de la literatura fantástica
Original languages: Various


Genre: FictionFantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Earth's Holocaust (1844) [Short Story]
      Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
     Cask of Amontillado, the (1846) [Short Story]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Three Hermits, the (1886) [Short Story]
      Author: Leo Tolstoy
     Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1887) [Novelette]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1887) [Novelette]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Monkey's Paw, the (1902) [Short Story]
      Author: W. W. Jacobs
     Before the Law (1916) [Short Story]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Climax for a Ghost Story (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: I. A. Ireland
     Enoch Soames (1919) [Novelette]
      Author: Max Beerbohm
     Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: May Sinclair
     Josephine the Singer, or The Mouse Folk (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     House Taken Over (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Julio Cortázar
     Drowned Giant, the (1964) [Short Story]
      Author: J. G. Ballard
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Sartor Resartus (1834) [Novel]
      Author: Thomas Carlyle
     Through the Looking Glass (1872) [Novel]
      Author: Lewis Carroll
     Ulysses (1922) [Novel]
      Author: James Joyce
     Star Maker (1937) [Novel]
      Author: Olaf Stapledon


  • This anthology was originally published in Spanish in 1940, but the contents of this English translation is based on a later, revised and expanded edition.

Edition #1: The Book of Fantasy

The Book of Fantasy (1988)
Edition Details:

English translation. Contains the contents of the second revised edition (1976) and an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Language: English

Edited by: Jorge Luis Borges Adolfo Bioy Casares Silvina Ocampo
Introduction by: Ursula K. Le Guin
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The Book of Fantasy (August 1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
ISBN: 0881846562
Pages: 384

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The Book of Fantasy (1988)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0670823937
Pages: 384

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