George MacDonald - Phantastes

Phantastes by George MacDonald

Tags: Book, Fiction, Paperback, Science Fiction And Fantasy

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Genre: Fiction
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 49618
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 9781842276150
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Publisher: Paternoster Press
Cat. Code: 9781842276150
Release Date: 31 Oct 2008

A special annotated and illustrated edition of a hugely influential fantasy novel from Christian author George MacDonald on the 150th anniversary of its publication.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of its publication in 1858 Paternoster has produced the first ever annotated edition of Phantastes. Described by MacDonald as ‘a faerie romance for men and women’, Phantastes tells the tale of Anodos, a young man who one morning wakes up to find himself in the dreamlike landscape of faerie. Through this landscape he must travel, facing malevolent tree-spirits and fighting giants, dogged all the time by his shadow-self and eventually reaching a climactic act of valour, self-sacrifice and redemption. On his journey he is inspired by a mysterious white lady, befriended by knights, and given strength by the ‘old woman with the young eyes’. Phantastes is a tale about selfishness and selfsacrifice, pride and humility, about friendship and fear. Above all it is a novel about death – good death – death which is really the start of life.

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