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Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women

✓ Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women À George MacDonald - Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women, Phantastes a Faerie Romance for Men and Women Phantastes A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is an fantasy novel written by George Macdonald George MacDonald was a Scottish author poet and Christian minister Though no longer a ho

  • Title: Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women
  • Author: George MacDonald
  • ISBN: 9781406530100
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback

✓ Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women À George MacDonald, Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women, George MacDonald, Phantastes a Faerie Romance for Men and Women Phantastes A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is an fantasy novel written by George Macdonald George MacDonald was a Scottish author poet and Christian minister Though no longer a household name his works particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels have inspired deep admiration in such notables as W H Auden J R R Tolkien and M ✓ Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women À George MacDonald - Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women, Phantastes a Faerie Romance for Men and Women Phantastes A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is an fantasy novel written by George Macdonald George MacDonald was a Scottish author poet and Christian minister Though no longer a ho

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About "George MacDonald"

  1. George MacDonald

    George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as G.K Chesterton, W H Auden, J.R.R Tolkien, C S Lewis, and Madeleine L Engle Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his master Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train station bookstall, I began to read A few hours later, said Lewis, I knew that I had crossed a great frontier G K Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had made a difference to my whole existence Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.For information, please see enpedia wiki George_M

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  1. The first time I read this I was a newly married 18 yo My husband was taking a class at college titled Oxford Christians and I may as well have taken the class myself because I read every single life changing book Dr Kay Ludwigson assigned And of all the books by all those wonderful Inklings and hangers on, this book, Phantastes, captured my imagination and began my love of George MacDonald in a unique way I loved this book Ordo Amoris They say the brain has definite patterns of nostalgia so tha [...]


  2. It s like a dream You just find yourself somewhere and you wander on.Not like a quest, with a destination and obstacles along the way.No You just find yourself walking without a destinationand when you get somewhere someone was expecting you,someone who had sent you somewhere, although you don t know why or where or howand it doesn t bother you much that you don t know.


  3. I like a good faerie story, a nice romp in fairy lands I especially like reading older fantasy novels to help this graph I have in my head showing the progression and evolution of fantasy in literature MacDonald s book here, published in 1857, seemed like a good one to pick up it s an early fantasy novel with an introduction by C.S Lewis, possibly the world s first MacDonald fanboy and OMG he drooled all over MacDonald in that introduction , and this MacDonald guy inspired not only Lewis, but al [...]


  4. I know that I read this once before, many moons ago But my only recollection of it consisted in the fact that I had read it I recently decided to read it again because of the impact it had on Lewis Having done so, I can only conclude that Lewis saw a great deal in it than I was able to, although I did enjoy it particularly the last third There are some great moments But it struck me as kind of a fairy land hodge podge, only with the hodge parts and the podge parts packed closely together by han [...]


  5. While I read this book several years ago the 2006 date is a best guess , I d actually started it back in 1990 and didn t finish it at that time It gets off to kind of a slow start, and one element in the storyline was initially off putting to me but no spoilers here However, I m glad I decided to give it a second and fairer chance it proved to be a solid three star fantasy that I enjoyed Basically, it s a coming of age tale in a fantasy setting and it s perhaps the first example in the modern tr [...]


  6. On his twenty first birthday, Anodos entered his father s study and opens a drawer where a little woman that claims to be his grandmother grants his wish to go to fairy land With many tests to pass, will he pass them all to make it into Fairy land or is all just a fantasy Read on and find out for yourself.This was a pretty good read and my first ever read by George Macdonald It was full of action, adventure, prose and was a very whimsical fantasy Look for this book at your local library and wher [...]



  7. Atmosfere ottocentesce, romantiche, evocative, oniriche Molte descrizioni e poca azione Molta esperienza sentimentale e poche avventure Le idee ci sono Es metaletteratura la fiction permette di sperimentare e immedesimarsi in situazioni che non abbiamo vissuto in prima persona nella vita reale ma che comunque ci hanno trasmesso insegnato qualcosa , gli sviluppi un po meno E una materia acerba, ma gi si sapeva l autore diventato famoso con altri romanzi In compenso questo libro ha di buono l aver [...]


  8. This is an interesting book C.S Lewis cites MacDonald as his guru of types note his role in the book The Great Divorce Lewis further said that Phantastes baptized his imagination Those are strong words and citations from an author that I love reading So I decided to try out Phantastes It is a fairy romance , but really it is in the vein of Bunyan s Pilgrim s Progress an extended allegory about life and philosophy Except, in this version, none of the characters are explicitly named is an Pilgrim [...]


  9. Like many of the other reviewers, I am certain that a second reading would reveal much of this story to me Many times throughtout the reading I wished I could just jump into MacDonalds mind and find the key to much that I am sure is allegorical This book is so beautiful it almost hurts I loved and was confused by it I know now why C.S Lewis thought him a master if Lewis loooked up to him you know that most of the rest of us would see him as brilliant The story begins with this young man s 21st [...]


  10. A friend and I decided to have family story time each evening as a new bedtime routine to help us fall asleep calmly in the midst of interpersonal and academic stress We chose this classic tale, picked up by C.S Lewis at a train station he later said that it influenced his writing greatly it s a fabulous read aloud story because the writing is just so darn good, especially in the introductory chapters We have at least a dozen notecards with quotes from the book scattered about the room now.


  11. A veces pienso en las canciones que, por sus letras, me remiten de inmediato a mi idea central de lo que es la fantas a Alg n d a dir cu l es el top de esas canciones, pero me voy a quedar con la que es mi favorita Ahorra una peque a vela guarda algo de luz para m Hay figuras all delante, movi ndose por entre los rbolespiel blanca cubierta de lino, perfume en mi mu ecay la luna llena que cuelga por sobre los sue os entre la bruma Es capa y espada, puede ser primavera o veranocamino sin cortarme [...]


  12. But Love is such a MysteryI cannot find it out For when I think I m best resolv d,I then am in most doubt Sir John Suckling I have just finished Phantastes and was immediately compelled to put my thoughts to paper What attracted me to the book was, beside the title, the blurb at the back which said the story is a fairy tale for adults and I needed no persuasion.The book relates the story of Anodos, a young wealthy man who, on his 21st birthday receives the keys to a mysterious secretary which b [...]


  13. In many ways this really isn t a good book The style borders on choppy and dense The story doesn t always flow MacDonald routinely makes excurses without telling you ButThe mythopoeic prose is its redeeming quality MaDonald bathed the book in sacramentality Every leaf, grove, and spring refleted redemption and MacDonald is a talented enough artist that he can show redemption without telling you redemption usually The story line is simple enough The protagonists finds himself in faerie land and m [...]


  14. Lyrical, mesmerizing faerie romance for men and women , thus far this story focuses on Anodos and his epic journey through the dreamlike Fairy Land but if the reader is looking for tiny winged creatures, he will find them only briefly Fairy Land is populated with numerous inhabitants who are in fact human, and others appear so but with supernatural qualities Though society and rampant marketing have oversold the idea of a benign parallel world of beauty and frolicking sprites, make no mistake th [...]


  15. Absolutely the most incredible book I ve ever read I m pretty sure it will stay my favorite forever You know those things in life books paintings scenery etc that are just so beautiful that you know you couldn t accurately describe them That is what this book was, to me I know that you re not supposed to over sell books, because then everyone s expectations will be high, or whatever I don t care This book changed how I view the world C.S Lewis was spot on in his opinion of MacDonald, and especia [...]


  16. What an excellent book This is my favorite George MacDonald book by far There is a palpable sense of danger as the narrator Anodos tells of his travels in Fairy Land Along his journey, he encounters sinister Ash trees, mischievous kobolds, women who only appear in the reflection of mirrors, Sir Galahad, and a host of other fairy folk It s written in the classic George MacDonald surrealist tone, which at times will make you gape with wonder and at others cringe in horror If you take any delight i [...]



  17. Sometimes it seems like because we re kept in suspense throughout a book and we re still excited and caught up in the story when we finish the last chapter, we immediately give it five stars just for that, and then we either forget about it, or later realize it wasn t all that good after all In other words, it was fun while it lasted, but not worth a second read or even a second thought.And then there are those that seem slower while we re actually reading them, we re tempted to quit halfway thr [...]


  18. This is a neat little book It s a bit episodic, and a little flowery, but it s really vivid there s some terrific imagery in here.It s the story of some dude who goes to fairy land and wanders around mooning after some lady There are giants and goblins It s considered one of the first fantasy novels, and a big influence on CS Lewis and Tolkien It makes for a nice bridge between medieval fantasy precursors like Morte D Arthur and Beowulf and the later official fantasy genre what There are knights [...]



  19. It really surprised me I did get confused here and there, but wow, such a powerful imagination this was written in 1858 if I m not mistaken.MacDonald certainly is the grandpa of worldbuilding My grandpa 3


  20. This is one of those books that I wanted to love There are portions of it that I really enjoyed, and I like the overall tone of the book It is high and poetic, but this is also where I get lost As I read it, I felt like there was a lot going over my head I might need to get some sort of commentary on this book or reread it with some people that are smarter than me I will definitely have to tackle this again in the future.


  21. I have received the 150th Annotated Edition of Phantastes, and have begun reading it again, this time with the helps provided by Nick Page We will see how this time fares.The annotated edition is very helpful I recommend this version, I need to re read and take notes but I m getting clearer on the levels in the book It seems to be written along the ancient method of chiastic structure, which confuses me still But at least I am aware of and searching for the elements in the chiastic structure.My [...]


  22. I enjoyed Phantastes on several levels At the surface, it is an enjoyable fantasy store or fairy tale about a young man who wakes up in the fairy world one day The story is infused throughout with poetry, including a quote at the beginning of each chapter, and many songs and poems sung or spoken by the characters themselves For me personally, hearing rather than reading helped me enjoy the poetry, which I probably would have skimmed through otherwise.Beyond this, Phantastes is an allegory, that [...]


  23. I read this because of my interest in fantasy, and this is a pre J.R.R Tolkien fantasy In short my reaction to it can be summed up like this it is a book that took me a very, very long time to get through it There is something about the writing style that made it a sloooow read for me I can t say I liked it that much, but I found some interesting things in it, so in some sense I m glad I read it.


  24. Had to read this for a school assignment and though it was old english, it was actually quite good A lot of thinking A spiritual journey the character Anados takes to find his identity This author was C.S Lewis biggest inspiration and I saw how Lewis incorporated some of this story into Narnia Not my typical book that s for sure but very interesting


  25. The beginning narrative hooked me On the occasion of his 21st birthday, young Anodos is given the key to his deceased father s desk But it is what he finds in the desk that opens the door to the rest of the tale And what a tale it is This reader moi wondered how the writer was able to contrive this epic journey through who knows where for who knows what This work is something of a shake up of Rousseau, Defoe, Baum, and C.S Lewis In fact, Lewis names MacDonald as a spiritual mentor, though they n [...]


  26. C.S Lewis from the blurb on the back of the book I have never concealed the fact that I regarded MacDonald as my master, indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him I might add to that quote or which I did not simply steal his ideas outright I mean, the portal to a magical fairy land in Phantastes is a wooden desk The portal in Narnia is a wooden wardrobe Talking trees, enchanted palaces, both books read leaving one the feeling of being locked in a hypnagogic sta [...]



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