Originally Posted by dask
Oh, I don't doubt that for a second.
I would seriously nominate 1887-1912 as the Golden Age of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- although, like most of us here, I wouldn't say that my very favorite works appeared in those 25 years.
But in that quarter-century you have everything from Haggard's She
at one end to Conan Doyle's Lost World
at the other. In 1997-1912, among other things, you have H. G. Wells's best; Dunsany's major short stories of high fantasy; all of William Morris or at least all of the great works; all of William Hope Hodgson; notable stories by Machen and Blackwood; Yeats's faerie poetry; George MacDonald's magnificent Lilith
; and odd gems like Lucy Lane Clifford's "The New Mother." The period includes more:The Wind in the Willows.
Poems by Walter de la Mare.
Many of Kipling's most notable weird stories. Many more still-enjoyable romances (not just She
)by Rider Haggard. For the ERB fans, Under the Moons of Mars
and the magazine serialization of Tarzan of the Apes.
You also have the best of Sherlock Holmes!
So one could celebrate, this year, the 100th anniversary of the closing of the Golden Age.