Other works considered by Carter for inclusion in the series
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Carter intended to reissue or compile these books for the series, according to statements in his introductions to other books in the series and lists discovered among his effects after his death or elsewhere. A few were later issued in the Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library, a fantasy revival series similar to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series published between 1973 and 1980.
The Elder Gods, John Campbell (combined with Kuttner's City of Sorcerers, included in a list of "recent" series titles in The Man Who Was Thursday but not in fact issued)
Short Stories, Donald Corley
The Revolt of the Angels, Anatole France
Thaïs, Anatole France
The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales, Richard Garnett
One of Cleopatra's Nights, Théophile Gautier
Short Stories, David H. Keller
City of Sorcerers, Henry Kuttner (combined with Campbell's The Elder Gods, included in a list of "recent" series titles in The Man Who Was Thursday but not in fact issued)
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, William Morris (NFFL edition, April 1977)
The Roots of the Mountains, William Morris (NFFL edition, April 1979)
A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark, William Morris (NFFL edition, April 1978)
The Story of the Glittering Plain, William Morris (NFFL edition, September 1973)
Arachne, Eden Phillpotts
Circe's Island, Eden Phillpotts
Evander, Eden Phillpotts
Lying Prophets, Eden Phillpotts
Lycanthrope, Eden Phillpotts
One Thing and Another, Eden Phillpotts
Saurus, Eden Phillpotts
The Thing at Their Heels, Eden Phillpotts
The Treasure of Typhon, Eden Phillpotts
Averoigne, Clark Ashton Smith
Malneant, Clark Ashton Smith
The Nightmare and Other Tales of Dark Fantasy, Francis Stevens
Zadig, and Other Marvels, Voltaire
The Nightmare Has Triplets, James Branch Cabell
I won't weep over all those Phillpotts titles. The story by that author in Discoveries in Fantasy was the least of the collection, I thought.
It is an entertaining book and certainly has some Cabellian touches -- I'd say the author must have been familiar with at least Cream of the Jest, Silver Stallion and Something About Eve -- but style-wise it's perhaps more in Thorne Smith territory.
I haven't read all these of course but of the ones I have perhaps my favorite is Richard Garnett's Twilight of the Gods which, contrary to what its title might suggest, has nothing to do with Germanic or Scandinavian mythology. Instead it roams among Greek, Italian Renaissance, Indian, French, Chinese and other settings. It it written in a pleasing style and is both humorous and ironic. One of its most famous tales is The Demon Pope which has been anthologized here and there, icluding iirc by Lin Carter.
I think elenchus was reading Revolt of the Angels?
Yes, I finished and very much enjoyed Revolt of the Angels, I noticed it was in the list! Very Cabellian without at all feeling like either is a twin of the other, as I noted in my review. I'm curious now to read more France, and especially to read Cabell's introduction to France's The Queen Pedauque.
The BAF series is interesting. I sold my set when I had everything (almost - save the pbos) in cloth, then obtained them all again in reading copies for the intros (which I missed.) There are still a number of duplicate reading copies laying around if anyone is interested
Of all the projected authors, I think Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett) might be my favorite