ebook: Phantastes

Sprache - Englisch

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George MacDonald's 'Phantastes' is a captivating fantasy novel that delves into the inner journey of its protagonist, Anodos, as he navigates through a dream-like world filled with enchanting landscapes and mystical creatures. MacDonald's lyrical prose and vivid imagery create a surreal atmosphere that blurs the line between reality and fantasy, inviting readers to ponder profound themes of love, redemption, and the nature of existence. Originally published in 1858, 'Phantastes' is considered a landmark work in the fantasy genre, inspiring future authors such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The novel's dream-like narrative style and philosophical undercurrents make it a must-read for fans of the fantasy genre and literary enthusiasts alike.

About the Author

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and a mentor to fellow writer Lewis Carroll. Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he became a respected author and Christian minister known for his captivating storytelling and profound spiritual insights. MacDonald's literary style often weaved together the narrative traditions of the fairy tale with deep theological and moral themes. His work 'Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women', first published in 1858, is a seminal piece in the fantasy genre and greatly impacted notable authors such as C.S. Lewis, who claimed that reading 'Phantastes' 'baptized' his imagination. In 'Phantastes', MacDonald explores themes of love, redemption, and self-discovery, through a richly allegorical narrative embodied in the adventures of its protagonist, Anodos. MacDonald's use of symbolic landscapes and supernatural encounters within 'Phantastes' set a precedent for many fantasy works that followed. His influence on the Inklings, particularly on Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and the broader spectrum of modern fantasy literature, is widely acknowledged and celebrated. Beyond 'Phantastes', MacDonald is known for other notable works such as 'The Princess and the Goblin' and 'At the Back of the North Wind', which further establish his place as a foundational voice in the canon of English literature.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 164 Pages

Filesize: 507.3 KB

ISBN: 8596547250654