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Phantastes

by MacDonald, George

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0802860605
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9780802860606
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Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2000. Reprint. Paperback. New. 185pp. Octavo. [23cm] Illustrated wraps. "With an introduction by C. S. Lewis

In 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.

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Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is a fantasy novel written by George MacDonald, first published in London in 1858. It was later reprinted in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fourteenth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April 1970. The story centres on the character Anodos ("pathless" or "ascent" in Greek) and takes its inspiration from German Romanticism, particularly Novalis.

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Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
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Title
Phantastes
Author
MacDonald, George
Format/Binding
Paperback
Book Condition
New
Quantity Available
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Edition
Reprint
ISBN 10
0802860605
ISBN 13
9780802860606
Publisher
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co
Place of Publication
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Date Published
2000

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Reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
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