A rich and joyous collection of tales of myth, magic and necromancy, by authors ancient and modern – all the way from the anonymous chronicler of perhaps the oldest of written fantasies – the Sumarian Angalta Kigalshe – to Anatole France and his Merrie Tales of Jacques Tournebroche. Here you will find extracts from the Egyptian Book of Thoth, from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso from Voltaire, Alfred Noyes, and many more – a veritable feast of fantasy.