The Lord of the Rings,
Well, if this one isn't an obvious choice: The best fantasy film ever produced; adapted from, arguably, the best literary fantasy ever written....
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A Wizard of Earthsea,
Ursula K. LeGuin
Book one in a popular and critically acclaimed trilogy (The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore). Only The Lord of the Rings is a more strongly written fantasy. However, Ursula K. LeGuin's story is a more personal tale with political...
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