Fantasy Reading Selections

All works for English 341 Fantasy are to be read in their entirety except that, for the authors noted on this page, you are asked to read the selections mentioned below:

"The Frog King," "Rapunzel," "The Three Spinners," "Hansel and Gretel," "The White Snake," "The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean," "The Fisherman and His Wife," "The Brave Little Tailor," "Cinderella," "Little Red Cap," "The Bremen Town Musicians," "Clever Hans," "Clever Else," "The Magic Table, the Golden Donkey, and the Club in the Sack," "Thumboing," "The Juniper Tree," "Brier Rose," "Snow White," "Rumplestiltskin," "The Golden Bird," "Freddy and Katy," "Little Farmer," "The Six Who Made Their Way in the World," "Clever Gretel," "Lucky Hans," "The Goose Girl," "The Raven," "The Jew in the Thornbush," "The Clever Little Tailor"

Introduction, "Ritter Gluck," "The Golden Pot," "The Sandman," "Councillor Krespel," "Mademoiselle de Scudéri," "The Doubles"

"The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Oval Portrait," "The Black Cat," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," "The Purloined Letter," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "William Wilson," "Ligeia," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," "Annabel Lee," "The Bells," "The Raven," "On the Prose Poem" (a.k.a. "The Short Story" in older editions of The Portable Poe)

"The Plattner Story," "The Strange Orchid," "The Star" (from The Country of the Blind and Other Stories)

Introduction (called Foreword in some editions), Chronology, "Before the Law," "An Imperial Message," "The Judgment," "The Metamorphosis," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor," "A Report to an Academy," "A Hunger Artist," "A Dream," "The Next Village," "Jackals and Arabs," "An Old Manuscript," "A Common Confusion," "The Truth about Sancho Panza," "On Parables"

"Tree and Leaf" (both "On Fairy-Stories" and "Leaf by Niggle"), "Farmer Giles of Ham," "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil"