So, a friend is looking for fantasy novels for her 11-year-old daughter to read this summer, as part of an independent study project.

The catch: they need to be books written in the 19th century, or, on the outside, the first decade of the 20th century. Any suggestions?

E. Nesbit comes to mind as an obvious choice. Maybe early Dunsany. Others than a young but avid fantasy reader has a decent chance of getting through?

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