Dragons, Elves, and Heroes

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Dragons, Elves, and Heroes
Dragons Elves and Heroes.jpg
Cover of the firdt edition.
Author Edited by Lin Carter
Cover artist Sheryl Slavitt
Country United States
Language English
Series Ballantine Adult Fantasy series
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 277 p.
Followed by The Young Magicians

Dragons, Elves, and Heroes is an anthology of fantasy short stories, edited by American writer Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in October 1969 as the sixth volume of its Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. It was the first such anthology assembled by Carter for the series, issued simultaneously with the second, The Young Magicians.

The book collects nineteen early fantasy tales and poems by various authors, with an overall introduction and notes by Carter. Many of the pieces are medieval in date, and none later than the 19th century. The anthology is a companion volume to Carter's subsequent Golden Cities, Far (1970), which also collects early fantasies.