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Phantastes A Faerie Romance

MacDonald, George/holbrook David

Verlag: Everyman Ltd, London, 1983
ISBN 10: 0460017322 / ISBN 13: 9780460017329
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Titel: Phantastes A Faerie Romance

Verlag: Everyman Ltd, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1983

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Good+

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A good plus copy in paperback -no markings ; Everyman Paperbacks; 272 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 41601

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Inhaltsangabe: First published in London in 1858, this adult fantasy novel follows Anodos, a man who searches for his ideal of female beauty in a dream-like world. Anodos has many adventures and faces many temptations in this fairyland, from tree spirit confrontations to a long trek to the palace of the fairy queen, where he eventually meets the Marble Lady. MacDonald would later astonish and influence writers such as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and W. H. Auden, who saw in this work the successful embodiment of the depth and meaning of our inner, spiritual world. The poignancy of "Phantastes" lies in its representation of a spiritual quest, one in which ideals are compromised, and the ultimate surrender of the self brings both overflowing joy and profound sadness.

Inhaltsangabe: This was the first prose work published by MacDonald. Because of its limited financial success, MacDonald saw himself forced to turn to writing realistic novels. Phantastes, however, exerted a strong influence on fantasy authors of later generations: for example, C. S. Lewis in his book Suprised by Joy claimed that his imagination had been "baptized" by reading it.

The story centers on the character Anodos ("pathless" or "ascent" in Greek) and takes its inspiration from German Romanticism, particularly Novalis. The story concerns a young man who is pulled into a dreamlike world and there hunts for his ideal of female beauty, embodied by the "Marble Lady".

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