The Spell of Seven Author:L. Sprague de Camp Wenches and Warriors Spells and Spears Come if you dare -- ...to the land where sorcerers cast sinister spells from subterranean lairs, where spirits stalk through crumbling ruins and primeval monsters crash through jungle thickets. Come to the land where the fate of kingdoms is balanced on the bloody blades of swords brandished by hero... more »es of might and valor, where might fights magic and spears clash with spells. Seven masterful tales of adventure and sorcery-stories of strange dooms, barbaric battles and superhuman heroes!« less
An excellent introduction to seven classic 20th-century fantasy authors, ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s. Recommended if you're interested in checking them out or even if you're familiar with some of them (as I was), although it's worth noting that the attitudes toward gender roles are about what you'd expect.