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Phantastes

Phantastes by George MacDonald
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A young man named Anodos experiences dream-like adventures in Fairy Land, where he meets tree-spirits, endures the presence of the overwhelming shadow, journeys to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth. The story conveys a profound sadness and a poignant longing for death. (Brad Powers)

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PHANTASTES

A FAERIE ROMANCE FOR MEN AND WOMEN

By George Macdonald

A new Edition, with thirty three new Illustrations by Arthur Hughes; edited by Greville MacDonald

"In good sooth, my masters, this is no door. Yet is it a little window, that looketh upon a great world."

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THE MEETING OF SIR GALAHAD AND SIX PERCIVALE SUDDENLY THERE STOOD ON THE THRESHOLD A TINY WOMAN FORM THE BRANCHES AND LEAVES ON THE CURTAINS OF MY BED WERE IN MOTION I SAW A COUNTRY MAIDEN COMING TOWARDS ME TAILPIECE TO CHAPTER III HEADPIECE TO CHAPTER IV TWO LARGE SOFT ARMS WERE THROWN AROUND ME FROM BEHIND I GAZED AFTER HER IN A KIND OF DESPAIR I FOUND MYSELF IN A LITTLE CAVE THE ASH SHUDDERED AND GROANED TAILPIECE TO CHAPTER VI I COULD HARDLY BELIEVE THAT THERE WAS A FAIRY LAND I DID NOT BELIEVE IN FAIRY LAND A RUNNER WITH GHOSTLY FEET THE MAIDEN CAME ALONG, SINGING AND DANCING,HAPPY AS A CHILD THE GOBLINS PERFORMED THE MOST ANTIC HOMAGE THE FAIRY PALACE IN THE MOONLIGHT TOO DAZZLING FOR EARTHLY EYES IN... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - July 11, 2014
Subject: review of Phantastes
I've enjoyed some of MacDonald's other works so checked this one out and am glad I did. It was an engaging story of a man who stumbled (or was drawn?) into fairy land and must decide not only whether he actually believes in fairies or not, but discover what he believes about himself. It is well-read by Brad Powers.


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