From editor George Bennet’s introduction to Great Tales of Action and Adventure (Dell, 1958):
A surprising amount of literature appeals equally to young and old: from books like Gulliver’s Travels to poems like Walter de la Mare’s The Listeners and Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. To appeal to both young and old a story must have a special quality. Perhaps it is the quality of wonder, or of delight. It is as if we were in another dimension, as if we were looking at another world, a world both like and unlike our own, a world of surprise.