Introduction by C. S. Lewis
In October 1857, George MacDonald wrote what he described as a kind of fairy tale, in the hope that it will pay me better than the more evidently serious work. This wasPhantastes -- one of MacDonalds most important works; a work which so overwhelmed C. S. Lewis that a few hours after he began reading it he knew he had crossed a great frontier.
The book is about the narrators (Anodos) dream-like adventures in fairyland, where he confronts tree-spirits and the shadow, sojourns to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth. The tale is vintage MacDonald, conveying a profound sadness and a poignant longing for death.
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 18th May 1981
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 15.24 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3