A fantasy novel “about the nature of love and the cultivation of it in the soul” by the author of The Princess and the Goblin (Mere Orthodoxy).
Anodos, a young man on the verge adulthood, is spirited away to Fairyland where he encounters an array of fantastical creatures on his journey to discover goodness and beauty. As Anodos seduces—and is seduced by—the lovely denizens of this new world, he moves from sensual attraction to a more spiritual understanding of love.
“Despite the fact that the book is an acknowledged influence on everything from C. S. Lewis’ work on down, Phantastes itself remains firmly in the fairy story tradition, a half-step away from allegory and a few steps north of children’s literature. MacDonald himself noted that he was not writing for children, but rather for the childlike, striving to invoke a sense of wonder at the marvelous tableaus he revealed instead of attempting to convey a strong, self-supporting linear plot. All that being said, Phantastes is a must-read for any student of fantasy literature precisely because it is such a seminal work.” —Fantasy Magazine
“His fairies dance between archetypes, characters stolen from Grimm’s fairy tales or Arthurian knights, and creatures of nature, living in flowers and infusing trees with the ability of independent thought and movement, or creatures of fancy. . . . But Fairyland is also, for MacDonald, a metaphor for the journey of the soul, and its search for beauty and truth. . . . It can be exquisitely beautiful.” —Tor.com
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George MacDonald was added to my favorite authors list, after reading Phantastes.
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Ik wilde Phantastes lezen, een heel interessant boek.
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Never underestimate Phantastes, I could not put this book down. You must read this!.
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Just Got it, can’t wait to read this book soon!
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fem stjerner for Phantastes, tak for George MacDonald. du er den bedste.
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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rakastan tätä kirjaa. sinun pitäisi lukea tämä.
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George MacDonald è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read Phantastes, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so Phantastes stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from George MacDonald's point of view was so refreshing.
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Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
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Thank you to George MacDonald for my honest thoughts.
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Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
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George MacDonald хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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George MacDonald es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. Phantastes es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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