Phantastes

A Faerie Romance

MacDonald, George

Book - 2000
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Phantastes
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Introduction by C. S. LewisIn October 1857, George MacDonald wrote what he described as a kind of fairy tale, in the hope that it will pay me better than the more evidently serious work. This was Phantastes -- one of MacDonald's most important works; a work which so overwhelmed C. S. Lewis that a few hours after he began reading it he knew he had crossed a great frontier. The book is about the narrator's (Anodos) dream-like adventures in fairyland, where he confronts tree-spirits and the shadow, sojourns to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth. The tale is vintage MacDonald, conveying a profound sadness and a poignant longing for death."

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000
ISBN: 9780802860606
0802860605
Branch Call Number: FICTION MACDONALD 2000
Characteristics: xi, 185 p. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963

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This story of a young man who finds himself on a long journey through a land of fantasy is more truly the story of the spiritual quest that is at the core of his life's work, a quest that must end with the ultimate surrender of the self.


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