Publish date: July 1st 2008
Publisher: Waking Lion Press
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
In my quest to explore classic literature of all genres, I was particularly excited about this book, being a classic in my favourite genre, fantasy. Having explored a number of fantasy classics from the early twentieth century, I was fairly eager to take my exploration back to the nineteenth century...
I had noted that many passages in Phantastes are mostly poetry, but I didn't realize this until I approached the end: the reason many (even most) passages are poetry is because Phantastes is a poem. Yes, the entire book is a long and meandering poem, and will make more sense (and seem less poorly wr...
Am ever in the process of reading this book and I have always loved George Mac Donald's writing but just can't seem to get through it-I know it was a huge impact on the writing of C.S. Lewis but still...still trying to finish it!
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 no...
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